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Surveillance for Asian H5N1 avian influenza in the United States. The government initiates early detection efforts in wild birds

Fact Sheet 2006-3025

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Abstract

Increasing concern over the potential for migratory birds to introduce the Asian H5N1 strain of avian influenza to North America prompted the White House Policy Coordinating Committee for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness to request that the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Interior (DOI) develop a plan for the early detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the United States. To promote coordination among wildlife, agriculture, and human health agencies on HPAI surveillance efforts, the two Departments worked with representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to develop the U.S. Interagency Strategic Plan for Early Detection of Asian H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Wild Migratory Birds.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Surveillance for Asian H5N1 avian influenza in the United States. The government initiates early detection efforts in wild birds
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2006-3025
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
2 p.
First page:
1
Last page:
2
Number of Pages:
2