Sentinel chicken surveillance programme

  title={Sentinel chicken surveillance programme},
  author={Annette K. Broom and John Sturart Mackenzie and Lorna Melville and David Walker Smith and Peter I. Whelan},
Sentinel chicken flocks are used to monitor flavivirus activity in Australia. The main viruses of concern are Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) and Kunjin which cause the potentially fatal disease Australian encephalitis in humans. Currently 27 flocks are maintained in the north of Western Australia, seven in the Northern Territory, nine in New South Wales and ten in Victoria. The flocks in Western Australia and the Northern Territory are tested year round but those in New South Wales and… CONTINUE READING