N&H TOPLINE: Reinforcing control efforts amid avian flu outbreak in China

Surveillance, laboratory testing, clean markets are all part of effort to contain changing H7N9 virus, according to FAO and OIE.

While Tennessee and Alabama grapple with North American strains of high-pathological and low-pathological avian influenza, a resurgent outbreak of a new strain of avian influenza H7N9 that can be lethal for humans underscores the need for robust and rapid detection and response systems at animal source, according to the U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

These systems would reduce the risk associated with virus spread and imp

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