Vaccination policy applied for the control of avian influenza in Italy.

@article{Capua2003VaccinationPA,
  title={Vaccination policy applied for the control of avian influenza in Italy.},
  author={Ilaria 3 Capua and Stefano Marangon},
  journal={Developments in biologicals},
  year={2003},
  volume={114},
  pages={213-9}
}
This paper describes the measures applied to control the re-emergence of the low pathogenicity avian influenza virus of the H7N1 subtype which followed the devastating HPAI epidemic in Italy between 1999 and 2000. To control the LPAI virus and to develop a novel control strategy, a "DIVA" (Differentiating Infected from Vaccinated Animals) strategy was developed and combined to a strict territorial control programme. The "DIVA" strategy was based on the use of an inactivated oil emulsion vaccine… CONTINUE READING

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