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Avian Influenza Prevention and Control

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ISBN-10: 1402034407

ISBN-13: 9781402034404

Edition: 2005

Authors: Remco S. Schrijver, G. Koch

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Avian Influenza has become one of the biggest threats for human and animal health. The old paradigm was that the disease in waterfowl, poultry, pigs and man was caused by separate viruses that each stayed reasonably well within their own niche. The only danger to man was considered being infected by pigs, being the mixing vessel, where avian and human influenza viruses could come together and exchange genetic material to form new viruses that are potentially dangerous to man.This has dramatically proven wrong during the last decade, with huge outbreaks in the USA, Europe, and Asia. The H5N1 strain that caused human deaths in Hong Kong appeared to be transmitted directly from poultry to man.…    
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/31/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of several much-loved children's books. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal five times. She lives in Britain now, but still likes to travel as much as she can.

Introduction and spread of avian influenza
Avian influenza viruses and influenza in humans
Avian influenza viruses in Hong Kong: zoonotic considerations
Live-bird markets in the Northeastern United States: a source of avian influenza in commercial poultry
Influenza A virus surveillance in wild birds
The control of avian influenza in areas at risk: the Italian experience 1997-2003
An overview of the 2002 outbreak of low-pathogenic H7N2 avian influenza in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina
Effectiveness of control measures on the transmission of avian influenza virus (H7N7) between flocks
Currently available tools and strategies for emergency vaccination in case of avian influenza
Evaluation of vaccination to support control of H5N1 avian influenza in Hong Kong
Vaccination of poultry against avian influenza: epidemiological rules of thumb and experimental quantification of the effectiveness of vaccination
The development of avian influenza vaccines for emergency use
Should there be a change in the definition of avian influenza for legislative control and trade purposes?
Avian influenza control strategies in the United States of America
Minimizing the vulnerability of poultry production chains for avian influenza
Economics of controlling avian influenza epidemics
Concluding remarks
List of participants