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Surveillance guidelines for uninfected countries in Southeast Asia and South Asia

Addressing avian influenza A(H7N9)








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    Guidelines for emergency risk-based surveillance
    Addressing the avian influenza A(H7N9) emergency
    2013
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    The overall objective of risk-based surveillance for H7N9 is to assist national authorities in controlling the spread of infection along poultry market chains and to facilitate the rapid detection of an incursion of H7N9 in non-affected countries or areas. It also aims to improve understanding of the ecology and epidemiology of the virus in domestic bird populations, its geographic distribution, species susceptibility, and the characteristics of affected markets and farming systems. Surveillance will facilitate the genetic characterization of circulating virus, enabling investigation of the evolution of the H7N9 virus...
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    Risk management along the food chain
    Addressing the avian influenza A(H7N9) emergency
    2013
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    This document describes options for mitigating human exposure to the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus via birds and their by-products, and options for mitigating the spread of H7N9 in birds. It applies both to countries where H7N9 exists and to those that have not yet identified the virus. It should be read in conjunction with FAO’s current H7N9 risk assessment and surveillance guidelines and will be updated as the situation evolves and new data become available...
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    Guidelines for risk communication messaging
    Addressing avian influenza A(H7N9)
    2015
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    Responding to the occurrence of influenza A (H7N9) virus requires a wide array of disciplines. Unlike H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), H7N9 is a low pathogenic virus that does not cause any disease signs in infected birds. Consequently there is no signal from poultry of the zoonotic risk at the animal-human interface. This makes it difficult to persuade animal workers of the potential danger from healthy-appearing poultry. Therefore, capacities in risk communication are crucial for animal and public health specialists, epidemiologists, virologists, veterinarians and many others working to reduce the risk this emerging virus poses.

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