Identifying areas of Australia at risk of H5N1 avian influenza infection from exposure to migratory birds: a spatial analysis.

@article{East2008IdentifyingAO,
  title={Identifying areas of Australia at risk of H5N1 avian influenza infection from exposure to migratory birds: a spatial analysis.},
  author={I. J. East and Samuel N. Hamilton and Graeme Garner},
  journal={Geospatial health},
  year={2008},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={
          203-13
        }
}
Since 2003, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) due to H5N1 virus has been reported from both domestic poultry and wild birds in 60 countries resulting in the direct death or slaughter of over 250,000,000 birds. The potential exists for HPAI to spread to Australia via migratory shorebirds returning from Asia with the most likely pathway of introduction into commercial poultry flocks involving the transfer of HPAI from migrating shorebirds to native waterfowl species that subsequently… CONTINUE READING

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