UN News Centre…   Bird flu, though largely contained, still poses global threat – UN health expert Avian influenza is still a menace.   16 April 2010 – Although concerted international action has successfully eliminated the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus from poultry in nearly all 63 countries infected by the world outbreak in 2006, it persists in five nations, posing a continuing threat to global animal and human health, a senior United Nations official warned today.  …   See more: