Documents FAO. Documents OMS. GRIPAVI research project (2006-2011) - International Conference 2011. Présentations en ligne. The GRIPAVI research project (2006-2011) on the ecology and epidemiology of Avian influenza (AI) and Newcastle diseases (ND) in six countries of Africa and South East Asia is finalizing at the end of 2011, by organising an international conference: Avian influenza dynamic and management:at virus, birds and humans interfaces November 22 - 24 2011 Cirad - Amphithéâtre J.
AlliotMontpellier – France Three years after the international conference “Regards croisés sur la Grippe aviaire” this 2011 meeting aims to present the Gripavi project results to a wider audience and identify key challenges and perspective to improve avian born diseases understanding and management in tropical countries. See final programme here See the participants list Download the final report Communications materiels during the conference: - The avian pest situation in Africa by Folorunso O. . - The avian influenza situation en Asia byVincent Martin (FAO ECTAD Chine) - Output synthesis of the 6 Gripavi national workshops.
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Early Detection Data System (HEDDS) - 2011 Sampling Efforts. In the President's budget for Fiscal Year 2012, the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), a program under the U.S. Geological Survey’s Biological Information Management and Delivery Program, was terminated. As a result, the funding that facilitated the NBII Node partnerships, as well as the development and maintenance of databases, applications and systems, is no longer available. On January 15, 2012, all NBII websites/applications with an *.nbii.gov URL were removed from the internet. This website currently provides the latest information on communications with partners, the disposition status of NBII Web sites, data and applications, and general FAQs related to the NBII Program’s termination. The termination information provided here will be made available on the USGS FAQ site after September 30, 2012.
Questions and Answers About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus. Welcome to the CDC website for the 2006 Outbreak of E. coli from Fresh Spinach.
Skip directly to the search box, site navigation, or content. Topics on this page: Avian Influenza How is avian influenza detected in humans? Avian influenza cannot be diagnosed by symptoms alone, so a laboratory test is required. What are the implications of avian influenza to human health? How is avian influenza in humans treated? Does seasonal influenza vaccine protect against avian influenza infection in people? Should I wear a surgical mask to prevent exposure to avian influenza? Can I get avian influenza from eating or preparing poultry or eggs? There currently is no scientific evidence that people have been infected with bird flu by eating safely handled and properly cooked poultry or eggs. Most cases of avian influenza infection in humans have resulted from direct or close contact with infected poultry or surfaces contaminated with secretions and excretions from infected birds.
USDA OCT 2005 Questions and Answers: Avian Influenza. The Biology of Avian Influenza Q.
What is avian influenza? A. Avian influenza (AI)--the bird flu--is a virus that infects wild birds (such as ducks, gulls, and shorebirds) and domestic poultry (such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese). There is flu for birds just as there is for humans and, as with people, some forms of the flu are worse than others. AI viruses are classified by a combination of two groups of proteins: the hemagglutinin or H proteins, of which there are 16 (H1-H16), and neuraminidase or N proteins, of which there are 9 (N1-N9).
AI strains also are divided into two groups based upon the ability of the virus to produce disease in poultry: low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). LPAI, or "low path" avian influenza, naturally occurs in wild birds and can spread to domestic birds. HPAI, or "high path" avian influenza, is often fatal in chickens and turkeys. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. History of Avian Influenza in the United States Q. A. Q. ONU - Avian Influenza and the pandemic threat.