Books  Animal & General Biology  Animals: Veterinary Science 

Avian Influenza: Prevention and Control

Series: Wageningen UR Frontis Series Volume: 8

Edited By: Remco S Schrijver and G Koch

152 pages, illus

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #156322 | ISBN: 1402034407
Availability: Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £70.99 $90/€83 approx
Hardback | Dec 2005 | #156340 | ISBN: 1402034393
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £96.99 $123/€114 approx

About this book

Avian Influenza has become one of the biggest threats for human and animal health. The old paradigm was that the disease in waterfowl, poultry, pigs and man was caused by separate viruses that each stayed reasonably well within their own niche. The only danger to man was considered being infected by pigs, being the mixing vessel, where avian and human influenza viruses could come together and exchange genetic material to form new viruses that are potentially dangerous to man.

This has dramatically proven wrong during the last decade, with huge outbreaks in the USA, Europe, and Asia. The H5N1 strain that caused human deaths in Hong Kong appeared to be transmitted directly from poultry to man. This initiated sudden awareness that pigs were not a necessary intermediate in the transmission chain. During the AI outbreaks in Italy, mutation of low-pathogenicity viruses into high-pathogenicity viruses in poultry appeared another new threat, and further evidence that the poultry sector had a wolf in sheep's clothing. It put pressure on development of diagnostic methods that could be used in large monitoring programmes.

In The Netherlands a human fatality, after increased reports of conjunctivitis during a H7N7 outbreak, signalled that different AI strains could be fatal to man. Also, the huge economic losses and difficulties in controlling the spread of the infection in densely populated poultry areas, problems with vaccination and lack of marker vaccines demonstrated that the current control policy must be improved. These events led to an international AI conference with experts from Asia, USA and Europe.

In this book you will find new views on the issues, expert opinions and the results of in-depth discussions among avian experts of around the world that do not want to give up against this dangerous virus.


Contents

Preface.- Introduction and spread of avian influenza.- Outbreaks in densely populated poultry areas.- Vaccination.- Control measures and legislation.- Economics of avian influenza control.- Concluding remarks.- List of participants.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Bats and Viruses

NHBS Price: £100.50 $128/€118 approx

Animal Experimentation

NHBS Price: £20.99 $27/€25 approx

Aspinall's Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing

NHBS Price: £52.99 $67/€62 approx

Animal Welfare

NHBS Price: £37.50 $48/€44 approx

Hand-Rearing Birds

NHBS Price: £72.95 $93/€86 approx