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Avian Influenza FAQs:

Are controls in place within the United States?

Asian H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is the form of the disease that is of the greatest concern. However, other forms do exist and are considered a long-term threat to the poultry industry. The U.S. Congress has appropriated $23 million to U.S. Department of Agriculture to begin to implement a long-term, domestic avian influenza control program. The Bush administration has asked Congress to maintain that funding for 2006.