The strategy to eradicate high pathogenic avian influenza is to cull all birds in a wide circle around infected farms. Due to the recent outbreaks in Asia this has changed. FAO/WHO/OIE experts, following a recent meeting held in Rome, called for a targeted strategy, including poultry vaccination, to help curb the current AI crisis in Asia.
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Keywords: vaccination, health, avian flu, disease, influenza, mortality, epidemic, industry, global, screening, detection