This article was shared by Poultry Team member Dr. Mohamed El-Gazzar.
The New York Times recently did an article on High Path Avian Flu. The content of this article is not from the Poultry Team but shared due to the serious nature of the disease, all opinions and content are their own.
The Poultry Team will continue to monitor High Path Avian Flu and will provide update and content as soon as necessary.
NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE
by Dr. Mohamed El-Gazzar
Any surveillance program is intended to be an early warning system that detects the infection as early as possible to allow for timely control and eradication of the infectious agent. The poultry industry relies heavily on surveillance to keep certain diseases out of the population. Avian Influenza (AI), Avian Mycoplasma, and Salmonella are examples of such diseases. Surveillance is an intricate and complicated process that can be different in different diseases and in different situations. In this article we will review the general principals of surveillance programs in poultry and extract the basic concepts by which we can critically examine any surveillance program.
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