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Avian influenza is a viral infection caused by influenza A viruses that can spread quickly and easily among birds. There are several types of avian influenza viruses, and most rarely infect humans. To learn more about avian influenza (H5N1), also known as bird flu, visit BC Centre for Disease Control - Avian Influenza, Government of Canada - Avian influenza, and World Health Organization - Avian influenza.