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Address:
Garrett Co. Health Dept.
1025 Memorial Drive
Oakland, MD 21550

Main Phone:
301-334-7777
or 301-895-3111
FAX: 301-334-7701

See department pages for individual phone numbers

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Avian Influenza (Flu)
  • Avian Influenza (or bird flu) is caused by influenza viruses that occur naturally among wild birds. The H5N1 variant is deadly to domestic fowl and can be transmitted from birds to humans. There is no human immunity and no vaccine is available.

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  • Seasonal Influenza (or common flu) is a respiratory illness that can be transmitted person to person. Most people have some immunity, and a vaccine is available.
  • Pandemic Influenza (flu) is virulent human flu that causes a global outbreak, or pandemic, of serious illness. Because there is little natural immunity, the disease can spread easily from person to person. Currently, there is no pandemic flu.
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