The role of the legal and illegal trade of live birds and avian products in the spread of avian influenza.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

Peer reviewed scientific article



The panzootic of the H5N1 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza has become an international crisis. All parts of the world are now considered at risk due to trade globalisation, with the worldwide movement of animals, products and humans, and because of the possible spread of the virus through the migration of wild birds. The risk of introducing notifiable avian influenza (NAI) through trade depends on several factors, including the disease status of the exporting country and the type of products. The highest risk occurs in the trade of live birds. It is important to assess and manage…

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