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Biosecurity for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

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    Preparing for highly pathogenic avian influenza
    FAO Animal Production and Health Manual 3
    2006
    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 avian influenza through exposure of poultry to wild birds, especially waterfowl. They may also be at risk from introduction of infected or contaminated poultry, poultry products or fomite s. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Organisation for Animal Health have prepared 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.
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    Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and beyond - FAO’s response - Towards One World, One Health
    ECTAD: FAO’s response to animal disease emergencies
    2009
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    The Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Disease Operations (ECTAD) is the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) corporate centre for responding to the threat of transboundary animal health crises through the planning and delivery of veterinary assistance to FAO Member Countries.ECTAD was set up in 2004 to complement the Emergency Prevention System for Transboundary Animal and Plant Pests and Diseases (EMPRES) and strengthen FAO’s capacity to respond to the H ighly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) crisis in a coordinated manner. In line with the One World, One Health framework, the scope of ECTAD now goes well beyond HPAI to include all major transboundary animal diseases and evolving disease situations with probable consequences for animal and human health.ECTAD, a combined effort of FAO’s Animal Production and Health Division and Emergency Operations and Rehabilitation Division, unites FAO’s wealth of technical expertise and operational ca pacity within a holistic approach to animal health.
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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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