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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Disease Outbreaks Caused by Avian Influenza and Other Emerging Poultry Pathogens

Location: Exotic and Emerging Avian Viral Diseases Research Unit

Title: A brief introduction to avian influenza virus

Author
item Spackman, Erica

Submitted to: Animal Influenza Virus
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: February 3, 2014
Publication Date: June 11, 2014
Citation: Spackman, E. 2014. A brief introduction to avian influenza virus. In: Spackman, E., editor. Animal Influenza Virus: Methods in Molecular Biology. Volume 1161. London: Humana Press. p. 61-68.

Interpretive Summary: Avian influenza virus (AIV) causes a disease of high economic importance for poultry production worldwide. The earliest recorded cases of probable high pathogenicity AIV in poultry were reported in Italy in the 1870’s and avian influenza been recognized in domestic poultry through the modern era of poultry production. Approaches to control vary widely, but elimination of the disease in poultry is a common goal. The basics of AIV biology, clinical disease, molecular aspects and AIV detection are briefly reviewed.

Technical Abstract: Avian influenza virus (AIV) causes a disease of high economic importance for poultry production worldwide. The earliest recorded cases of probable high pathogenicity AIV in poultry were reported in Italy in the 1870’s and avian influenza been recognized in domestic poultry through the modern era of poultry production. Approaches to control vary widely, but elimination of the disease in poultry is a common goal. The basics of AIV biology, clinical disease, molecular aspects and AIV detection are briefly reviewed.

Last Modified: 11/27/2014
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