Changes in the EU definition of avian influenza
The experience of recent years has shown that avian influenza viruses low and
medium pathogenicity can easily mutate into highly virulent forms and so testing
for all AI viruses must now be taken very seriously. The European Union has gone
so far as to redefine the avian influenza itself, an action which may have far
reaching consequences for international trade.
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Keywords: health, disease, EU, Europe,
avian flu, bird flu, influenza, pathogens,
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