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Avian influenza was first identified over 100 years ago during an outbreak in Italy. Since then, the disease has cropped up at irregular intervals in all world regions. In addition to the current outbreak in Asia, recent epidemics have occurred in Hong Kong in 1997-1998 and 2003, in the Netherlands in 2003, and in the Republic of Korea in 2003.
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Bird Flu in Pakistan

Loss to Poultry Industry
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Avian Influenza

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Understanding Influenza

Understanding Influenza

Nick Dorko of Aviagen urges producers to srengthen biosecurity practices to prevent the introduction of high path avian influenza into their flocks . Avian Influenza is a respiratory illness associated  ....Details
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Activities of ppa (punjab zone) in relation to avian influenza ( bird flu)

Pakistan Poultry Association since its establishment has been playing effective role in protecting the interest of poultry sector and seeking the resolution of the problems confronting the ......Details

The whole truth about bird flu
It's an early morning in Karachi. As a poultry farmer gets up and goes to his flock, he sees some of the birds gasping. Their heads are swollen, legs have turned reddish and water is running from their eyes......Details



Latest information on Avian Influenza

Additional outbreaks of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) were suspected and/or confirmed in Thailand. Human cases were also reported in Thailand and Viet am during this review ......Details

Avian influenza (“bird flu”) and the significance of its transmission to human

Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A strains of the influenza virus. The disease, which was first identified in Italy more than 100 years ago, occurs worldwide ......Details

Situation, Notification, Achievements, and Recommendations
Heavy losses in poultry populations commenced in the region in mid 2003. Starting in Dec 2003, eight countries and territories (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam)  ......Details

Control Strategies for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) in Asia Incident Action Plan
The overall goal for response to a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza is to detect, control, and eradicate the agent as quickly as possible to return individual farms to normal production and the Country to disease free status


Human Health
The occurrence of avian influenza in Asia is unprecedented in scope and geographical distribution.
There is a clear link between the occurrence of highly avian influenza in humans and a history of exposure to poultry infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza......Details


Regional and International Co-ordination, approach to countries
Asian member countries of the FAO and OIE have outlined their national strategies related to the control of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). They will take into account the recommendations from FAO-OIE Conferences held in Rome .


Control and Eradication Strategies
Disease awareness, early detection and notification, are pre-requisites of effective control programs aimed at eradication of the infection in poultry. Biosecurity is an essential part of the control of avian influenza and must be given due importance in planning of control measures.

Avian Influenza - Disease Card
Avian influenza (AI) has been recognised as a highly lethal generalised viral disease of poultry since 1901. In 1955, a specific type of influenza virus was identified as the causal agent of what was then called fowl plague.

Avian Influenza - Safety Measures
WHO interim recommendations for the protection of persons involved in the mass slaughtering of animals potentially infected with highly pathogenic



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