Avian H5N1 Influenza
While H5N1 avian influenza has not affected humans anywhere in North America, it's important to quickly identify possible cases, especially since patients may come to Minnesota from countries that do have cases of H5N1 in people or animals. Find out what to look for among your patients and what to do if you suspect that one might have avian H5N1 influenza.
Suspect case? Call MDH anytime at 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.
Identifying the first case of avian H5N1 influenza in humans depends on you watching for patients who meet these criteria.
Control for Avian Influenza
Protect yourself and your workers - find out what protective equipment you need to use to protect against the H5N1 virus.
of Patients Who Meet Case Definition for Avian H5N1 Influenza
Testing, treatment, and follow-up of suspect avian influenza cases.
- Specimen Collection and Laboratory Testing for Avian H5N1 Influenza
Collection criteria, packaging and shipping, and guidelines for submitting samples to the MDH Public Health Lab (PHL) for H5N1 testing.
Algorithm and Screening Form
Print the algorithm for a quick reference showing the epidemiologic criteria, clinical criteria, clinical evaluation, treatment, contact tracing and ongoing monitoring. MDH staff fill out the screening form - read it to find out what they will ask you.