Journal Article

Avian Influenza: An Agricultural Perspective

Andrea Morgan

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 194, issue Supplement_2, pages S139-S146
Published in print November 2006 | ISSN: 0022-1899
Published online November 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6613 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/507561
Avian Influenza: An Agricultural Perspective

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Recent outbreaks of infection with highly pathogenic H5N1 strains of avian influenza virus in poultry in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East have raised concern over the potential emergence of a pandemic strain that can easily infect humans and cause serious morbidity and mortality. To prevent and control a national outbreak, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) conducts measures based on the ecology of avian influenza viruses. To prevent an outbreak in the United States, the USDA conducts surveillance of bird populations, restrictions on bird importation, educational outreach, and regulation of agricultural practices, in collaboration with local, state, and federal organizations. To manage an outbreak, the USDA has in place a well-established emergency management system for optimizing efforts. The USDA also collaborates with international organizations for disease prevention and control in other countries

Journal Article.  5510 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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