Introduction of an update system for vaccine strains of veterinary influenza vaccines in Japan.

@article{Gamoh2015IntroductionOA,
  title={Introduction of an update system for vaccine strains of veterinary influenza vaccines in Japan.},
  author={Koichiro Gamoh and Shigeyuki Nakamura},
  journal={Biologicals : journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={150-2}
}
The basic countermeasures used to control highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) are early detection procedures and the culling of affected chickens. However, if successive HPAI outbreaks occur, the vaccination may be an option for controlling HPAI. Therefore, avian influenza (AI) vaccines are stocked by the Japanese government. By contrast, equine influenza (EI) vaccine is an effective tool for preventing or controlling EI. Because antigenic drifts affect the efficacy of AI and EI vaccines… CONTINUE READING

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