Italy has suffered severely from an outbreak of Avian Influenza. The unpredictable behaviour of the virus and ruling EU legislation made it difficult to control the devastating disease. The “DIVA” strategy made it possible to vaccinate the birds and differentiate them from naturally infected birds.
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Keywords: health, poultry disease, avian influenza, bird flu, Italy, vaccination, DIVA strategy