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Other Names: Fowl Plague, Grippe Aviaire
Avian influenza viruses are highly contagious, extremely variable viruses that are widespread in birds, particularly wild waterfowl and shorebirds.
- Orthomyxoviridae Influenzavirus A
Additional Disease Specific Resources
FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines:
Appendix C: Vaccination for High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza
Appendix C: Vaccination for High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza covers the disease-specific strategies and general considerations related to the use of vaccine as an aid to control an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the U.S.
Appendix C: Vaccination for High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza (2011)
This document is a supplement to FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guidelines: Vaccination for Contagious Diseases. Both documents are components of APHIS' FAD PReP/NAHEMS Guideline Series. The Guidelines are available on the FAD PReP collaboration website at: https://fadprep.lmi.org
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