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Preparing for highly pathogenic avian influenza

FAO Animal Production and Health Manual 3














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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) represents a threat to poultry industries worldwide and to people’s livelihoods, and a potential threat to human health. The international community has a vested interest in minimizing the spread of this disease. Countries may be under threat of introduction of highly pathogenic avian influenza through unregulated poultry trade and marketing practices and in rare occasions exposure of poultry to wild birds, especially waterfowl.The Food and Agricu lture Organization of the United Nations and the World Organisation for Animal Health prepared the first edition of this Manual to help national animal health authorities and other stakeholders prepare for a possible incursion of HPAI, detect disease as soon as possible and respond as rapidly as possible to contain the disease. This second edition reflects lessons learned and provides additional details.The manual offers practical advice on disease identification, pathology and diagnosis ; detection, response and control strategies; and biosecurity measures to prevent outbreaks. It is an invaluable source of useful information for anyone involved in poultry-keeping and animal health practices.
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    Fourth report of the global programme for the prevention and control of highly pathogenic avian influenza (January-December 2010) 2011
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    H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) continues to be a major concern, including the risk of human infection. In six countries, the disease is entrenched in poultry populations (Bangladesh, the People's Republic of China, Egypt, Indonesia, Viet Nam and parts of India) and elimination remains a long-term goal. During 2010, other major animal diseases also continued to spread in different regions of the world, disrupting livestock production, rural economies and people's livelihoods and fo od security. This has been largely due to the limited capacity of veterinary services to prevent incursion of diseases of high impact or contain them, and to disease drivers such as poor production hygiene, high intensification of animal production, increased trade of animal and animal products and intensified contact between animal, human and wildlife populations.FAO's HPAI Global Programme addresses the continuing threats from HPAI, and other high-impact animal diseases, through an app roach which is moving away from disease specific interventions to a more integrated, multidiscilinary focus on developing sustainable animal health systems at country, regional and global levels. The approach builds upon lessons learned from the responses to H5N1 HPAI and applies them to other transboundary animal and emerging infectious diseases . FAO has been working towards this approach, including with its new Animal Health Strategic Action Plan (2011-2015) in line with the 'One Health' agen da.
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    Rational use of vaccination for control and prevention of H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza (EMPRES FOCUS ON) 2016
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    Vaccination can play a valuable role in control, prevention and elimination of highly pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI) viruses in poultry. However, risk of adverse consequences as well as concerns about availability of sufficient resources to conduct vaccination programmes often restrain countries from embarking on vaccination. This document discusses concerns regarding poultry vaccination for H5 HPAI, with the aim to facilitate decision making in affected countries or those at risk of H5 HP AI incursion. The document contributes to FAO’s Strategic Objective 5 by helping to increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats from HPAI.

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