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Targeted surveillance for highly pathogenic avian influenza in migratory waterfowl across the conterminous United States: chapter 12

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Edited by: S. MajumdarF.J. BrennerJ.E. HuffmanR.G. McLeanA.I. PanahP.J. PietrobonS.P. Keeler, and S. Shive

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Abstract

Introduction of Asian strain H5N1 Highly Pathogenic avian influenca via waterfowl migration is one potential route of entry into the United States. In conjunction with state, tribe, and laboratory partners, the United States Department of Agriculture collected and tested 124,603 wild bird samples in 2006 as part of a national surveillance effort. A sampling plan was devised to increase the probability fo detecting Asian strain H5N1 at a national scale. Band recovery data were used to identify and prioritize sampling for wild migratory waterfowl, resulting in spatially targeted sampling recommendations focused on reads with high numbers of recoveries. We also compared the spatial and temporal distribution of the 2006 cloacal and fecal waterfowl sampling effort to the bird banding recovery data and found concordance between the two .Finally, we present improvements made to the 2007 fecal sampling component of the surveillance plan and suggest further improvements for future sampling.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Targeted surveillance for highly pathogenic avian influenza in migratory waterfowl across the conterminous United States: chapter 12
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher The Pennsylvania Academy of Science
Publisher location Easton, PA
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 13 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Pandemic influenza viruses: science, surveillance and public health
First page 143
Last page 155
Country United States
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N