Vaccination reduced the incidence of outbreaks of low pathogenicity avian influenza in northern Italy.

@article{Busani2009VaccinationRT,
  title={Vaccination reduced the incidence of outbreaks of low pathogenicity avian influenza in northern Italy.},
  author={Luca Busani and Marica Toson and A. W. Stegeman and Manuela Dalla Pozza and Arianna Comin and Paolo Mulatti and Mattia Cecchinato and Stefano Marangon},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 27},
  pages={3655-61}
}
When outbreaks of avian influenza (AI) occur in poultry populations, the main goal to achieve is the control and eradication of the infection. However, quantitative information on risk factors for AI spread and efficacy of AI control measures such as vaccination in the field is limited. From 2000 to 2005, H5 and H7 low pathogenicity (LP) AI viruses caused four epidemics in poultry in northeastern Italy. Italian veterinary authorities implemented emergency vaccination in the 2000-2001 and 2002… CONTINUE READING