Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease: A Field and Laboratory Manual
Illaria Capua, Dennis J. Alexander
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 24, 2009 - Medical - 186 pages
Avian Influenza (AI) and Newcastle Disease (ND) are two devastating diseases of poultry, which cause losses to the poultry industry and influence the liveability of rural communities worldwide. Following the H5N1 epidemic they appear to be endemic at least in Asia, Eastern Europe, The Middle East and Africa. Particularly in case of AI outbreaks it is essential that infection is diagnosed promptly and that isolates are made available to the international scientific community.
Currently, several organisations including OIE, FAO and the EC have organised training courses in affected areas. However, often these courses do not cover all aspects of AI/ND diagnosis but only certain aspects. This results in fragmented areas of knowledge and in the application of different diagnostic protocols in different parts of the world.
The objective of this book is to provide a comprehensive approach to AI diagnosis ranging from the clinical elements that should trigger a suspicion in the field, to the post mortem technique, collection of samples, processing/ shipment of specimens, virological, serological and molecular diagnosis and guidelines for notification.
Ecology Epidemiology and Human Health Implications of Avian Influenza Virus Infections
Ecology and Epidemiology of Newcastle Disease
Notification of Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease to the World Organisation for Animal Health OIE
Emergency Response on Suspicion of an Avian Influenza or Newcastle Disease Outbreak
Necropsy Techniques and Collection of Samples
Clinical Traits and Pathology of Avian Influenza Infections Guidelines for Farm Visit and Differential Diagnosis
Conventional Diagnosis of Avian Influenza
Molecular Diagnosis of Avian Influenza
Molecular Diagnosis of Newcastle Disease Virus
General Rules for Decontamination Following an Outbreak of Avian Influenza or Newcastle Disease
Check List for Visit to Suspect Premise
Epidemiological Investigation Form for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease Outbreaks
Guidelines for Shipping Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease Virus Samples to OIE Reference Laboratories