FAO animal production and health manual

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Waterfowl and shorebirds are considered to be the natural reservoirs for all  avian influenza virus subtypes and, in general, most subtypes cause little or no  disease in wildlife. However, type A influenza has undergone a combination of  genetic drifts and shifts that have resulted in the H5N 1 AI virus strain causing morbidity and mortality in many wildlife species. Although some surveillance has started, more research is necessary to determine the role that healthy  wildlife plays in transporting and shedding virus. This manual provides basic guidelines for wildlife surveillance and disease investigation whatever their cause. It contains chapters on clinical signs of infectious disease, bird handling and sample collection methods, sample handling and transportation, and diagnostic techniques. It also contains  important recommendations on disinfection and personal safety.

Date and language
Dec 2006
English
ISBN: 
978-92-5-105667-7
Location
Physical Location: 
FPMU Documentation Center
Classification Number: 
O-2006-56
Other information
Pagination: 
54
Form: 
Printed resource

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