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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Avian influenza - how to cook birds or handle dead birds (2006)

Author

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program

Publisher

Department of Health and Ageing Australia

City

Canberra

Type

Poster

 

Description

These two posters have been developed by the Department of Health to raise awareness about avian influenza among Indigenous peoples.

When cooking our birds contains drawings and text for the correct procedure for cooking birds and their eggs. It also emphasises the importance of washing your hands after touching any birds or food.

Stay away from dead birds uses drawings and text to explain how bird flu is caught and how bird flu can be prevented. It promotes the importance of not touching dead birds with bare hands, burying nearby dead birds, and washing your hands after touching any birds. The resource also advises keeping pets away from dead birds.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Contact details

Department of Health
GPO Box 9858
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6289 1555
Freecall: 1800 020 103

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Last updated: 16 July 2014
 
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