I sense a conspiracy behind this "Bird Flu" 'pandemic'. Its only contagious through BIRDS. So unless you handle the critters, you dont have anything to worry about.
One sunny day I was biking home from work when suddenly a bird attacked my head. I was surprised and caught off guard but I did not fall off my bike. I continued to bike with one hand while my other hand tried to shoo away the bird but it kept on attacking my head until finally it got too far away from its nest and gave up. I guess this kind of stuff doesn't happen often but it happens.