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Assessment of national strategies for control of high-pathogenicity avian influenza and low-pathogenicity notifiable avian influenza in poultry, (…)

Author(s) : D.E. Swayne, G. Pavade, K. Hamilton, B. Vallat & K. Miyagishima

Summary :

Twenty-nine distinct epizootics of high-pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI) have occurred since 1959. The H5N1 HPAI panzootic affecting Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe has been the largest among these, affecting poultry and/or wild birds in 63 countries. A stamping-out programme achieved eradication in 24 of these epizootics (and is close to achieving eradication in the current H5N2 epizootic in South African ostriches), but vaccination was added to the control programmes in four epizootics when stamping out alone was not effective. During the 2002 to 2010 period, more than 113 billion doses of avian influenza (AI) vaccine were used in at-risk national poultry populations of over 131 billion birds.
 
Keywords
Animal disease – Avian disease – Avian influenza – Avian influenza virus – High-pathogenicity avian influenza – Immunity – Low-pathogenicity avian influenza – Low-pathogenicity notifiable avian influenza – Poultry – Vaccination – Vaccine – Vaccine bank.

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