Surveillance of avian influenza viruses in Papua New Guinean poultry, June 2011 to April 2012

Jonduo, Marinjho, Wong, Sook-San, Kapo, Nime, Ominipi, Paskalis, Abdad, Mohammad, Siba, Peter, McKenzie, Pamela, Webby, Richard, and Horwood, Paul (2013) Surveillance of avian influenza viruses in Papua New Guinean poultry, June 2011 to April 2012. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal, 4 (4). pp. 11-15.

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We investigated the circulation of avian influenza viruses in poultry populations throughout Papua New Guinea to assess the risk to the poultry industry and human health. Oropharyngeal swabs, cloacal swabs and serum were collected from 537 poultry from 14 provinces of Papua New Guinea over an 11–month period (June 2011 through April 2012). Virological and serological investigations were undertaken to determine the prevalence of avian influenza viruses. Neither influenza A viruses nor antibodies were detected in any of the samples. This study demonstrated that avian influenza viruses were not circulating at detectable levels in poultry populations in Papua New Guinea during the sampling period. However, avian influenza remains a significant risk to Papua New Guinea due to the close proximity of countries having previously reported highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses and the low biosecurity precautions associated with the rearing of most poultry populations in the country.

Item ID: 46990
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2094-7313
Funders: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)
Projects and Grants: NIAID contract number HHSN266200700005C
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 03:42
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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