Avian Influenza provides the first comprehensive guide covering the full spectrum of this complex and increasingly high-profile disease, its history and its treatment and control. All aspects of avian influenza are dealt with in depth, systematically covering biology, virology, diagnostics, ecology, epidemiology, clinical medicine, and the control. The book fuses coverage of the latest discoveries in the basic sciences with a practical approach to dealing with the disease in a clinical setting, and providing instruction and guidance for veterinarians and government animal health officials encountering this disease in the field. Avian Influenza provides the reader with a global perspective, bringing together chapters written by leading animal health researchers and veterinarians with significant experience working with this disease. Providing a summary and synthesis of important data and research on this virus, its impact on both wild and domesticated birds, and approaches to controlling the spread of the disease, Avian Influenza will be an invaluable resource for all veterinarians, scientists, animal health professionals, and public health officials dealing with this virus.
Covers full range of topics within avian influenza in one comprehensive and authoritative text Provides a summarization of peer-reviewed and empirical data on avian influenza viruses, the infection and diseases they cause Discusses strategies used in control of the disease Leading experts are drawn together to provide an international and multi-disciplinary perspective Fuses latest developments in basic scientific research with practical guidance on management of the disease
Contributors List. Foreword. Preface. 1. Influenza A Virus ( David L. Suarez ). 2. Molecular Determinants of Pathogenicity for Avian Influenza Viruses ( Michael L. Perdue ). 3. Ecology of Avian Influenza in Wild Birds ( David E. Stallknecht and Justin D. Brown ). 4. Epidemiology of Avian Influenza in Agricultural and Other Man-Made Systems ( David E. Swayne ). 5. Pathobiology of Avian Influenza Virus Infections in Birds and Mammals ( David E. Swayne and Mary Pantin-Jackwood ). Color Plate Section. 6. The Global Nature of Avian Influenza ( David E. Swayne ). 7. The Beginning and Spread of Fowl Plague (H7 High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza) Across Europe and Asia (1878-1955) ( Erhard F. Kaleta and Catherine P. A. Rulke ). 8. High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza in the Americas ( David E. Swayne ). 9. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreaks in Europe, Africa and Asia since 1959, Excluding the Asian H5N1 Virus Outbreaks ( Dennis J. Alexander, Ilaria Capua, and Guus Koch ). 10. Avian Influenza in Australia ( Leslie D. Sims and Andrew J. Turner ). 11. Multi-Continental Epidemic of H5N1 High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza Virus (1996-2007) ( Leslie D. Sims and Ian H. Brown ). 12. Avian Influenza Control Strategies ( David E. Swayne ). 13. Avian Influenza Diagnostics and Surveillance Methods ( Erica Spackman, David L. Suarez and Dennis A. Senne ). 14. Humane Mass Depopulation as an Effective Measure For Disease Control Purposes ( Elizabeth Krushinskie, Martin Smeltzer, Patrice Klein, and Harm Kiezebrink ). 15. Methods for Disposal of Poultry Carcasses ( Boris Brglez and John Hahn ). 16. Farm and Regional Biosecurity Practices ( Carol J. Cardona ). 17. Farm Biosecurity Risk Assessment and Audits ( David Shapiro and Bruce Stewart-Brown ). 18. Methods for Inactivation of Avian Influenza Virus in the Environment ( Nathan G. Birnbaum and Bethany O'Brien ). 19. Vaccines, Vaccination and Immunology for Avian Influenza Viruses in Poultry ( David E. Swayne and Darrell R. Kapczynski ). 20. Public Health Implications of Avian Influenza Viruses ( Nancy J. Cox and Timothy Uyeki ). 21. The Role of Educational Programs in the Control of Avian Influenza ( Nathaniel L. Tablante ). 22. Trade and Food Safety Aspects for Avian Influenza Viruses ( David E. Swayne and Colleen Thomas ). 23. Control of Low Pathogenicity Avian Influenza ( David A. Halvorson ). 24. The Economics of Avian Influenza ( Anni McLeod ). 25. Global Strategy for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: Progressive Control and Eradication, and Post-Outbreak Recovery ( Juan Lubroth, Subhash Morzaria and Alejandro B. Thiermann ). Index.