Monitoring for Avian Influenza Viruses in California Birds
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is in partnership with the University of California, Davis Wildlife Health Center; the California De-partment of Food and Agriculture; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and the California Depart-ment of Health Services to monitor for avian influenza viruses in wild birds. During 2005/2006, hundreds of waterfowl and shorebirds will be tested for avian influenza virus in California. Field sampling efforts will be integrated with surveillance programs throughout the U.S. and Canada.
For more information about Avian Influenza
For human health information:
For updates on avian influenza monitoring in wild birds in California:
Who to call about sick or dead birds:
- Domestically reared birds - call the California Department of Food and Agriculture: 1-866-922-2473
- Sick or dead birds - call the Dead Bird Hotline: 1-877-968-2473