Submitted to: American Veterinary Medical Association Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 22, 2007
Publication Date: July 14, 2007
Citation: Swayne, D.E. 2007. Recent worldwide outbreaks of avian influenza and methods for control [abstract]. In: Convention Notes of the 144th Annual Meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association, July 14-19, 2007, Washington, DC. CDROM. Technical Abstract: Twenty-five epizootics of high pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI) have occurred in the world since 1959. The largest of these outbreaks has been the H5N1 HPAI which has caused problems in poultry and other birds in 55 countries of Asia, Europe and Africa since 1996. These viruses have also caused severe infections and death in a few humans. The HPAI viruses cause severe systemic infection in multiple poultry species and the viruses can be present in multiple internal organs, meat, eggs and blood. The most recent viruses from Vietnam also cause high mortality in young domestic ducks.