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Controlling highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in Ghana-TCP/GHA/3505








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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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    Global consultation on highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)
    Rome, Italy, 2-4 May 2023
    2023
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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is a severe and highly contagious disease that has severe impacts on animal and human health, livelihoods, and the economy. At the time of the consultation, the recent panzootic had affected more than 70 countries and territories, resulting in over 11 000 disease events in both wild and domestic bird populations. The disease has also spilled over to several mammalian species, including humans, and may result in severe ecological and biodiversity consequences. Considering the alarming spread of HPAI and the evolution of avian influenza in wild birds, The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and Network of Expertise on Animal Influenza (OFFLU) brought together the global scientific community to review the latest science and evidence on the disease, to support development/implementation of disease prevention and control strategies and policies and contribute to global efforts towards reducing pandemic risk. The report summarizes the meeting discussions, and key recommendations to reduce the transmission of HPAI along the poultry value chains, and the spillover risk to humans and wildlife. The meeting report will contribute to revising the FAO-WOAH global control strategy for HPAI and developing evidence-based policies and research agendas to tackle the disease. Sharing the meeting report with technical experts and policy makers will help support the development of a research and development agenda to tackle HPAI globally.
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    Global programme for the prevention and control of highly pathogenic avian influenza
    Third Report: October 2008–December 2009
    2010
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    Since its emergence in Asia in late-2003, H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has caused global concern as an extremely infectious disease threatening animal and human health and the livelihoods of the most vulnerable. In response, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) have led international efforts to facilitate the prevention and control of H5N1 HPAI at its source in animals.

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