Iowa Public Health Association

Avian Influenza

Web resources:

  • Get the (Antigenic) Drift - this video by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases explains the ever-changing nature of influenza viruses.
  • How Influenza Pandemics Occurthe emergence and potential spread of new influenza viruses is explained in this video from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Avian Influenza: A Review of the Spring 2015 Outbreak and Preparing for Fall 2015

IPHA hosted this webinar on 7.07.15 featuring James Roth, DVM, PhD, DACVM.  
Dr. Roth is a Clarence Hartle Covault Distinguished Professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. 

He is also the Director of the Center for Food Security and Public Health. 

The objectives of this webinar were to:

  • Understand key properties of influenza viruses 
  • Learn how the H5N2 virus arrived in Iowa
  • Review the characteristics of and response to the current outbreak 
  • Address preparedness for a potential return of the virus during the next flu season

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