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Avian Influenza
edited by David E. Swayne

Avian Influenza provides the first comprehensive guide covering the full spectrum of this complex and increasingly high-profile disease, its history and its treatment and control.

Avian Influenza provides a summary and synthesis of important data and research on this virus, its impact on both wild and domesticated birds, and approaches to controlling the spread of the disease.


  • Covers full range of topics within avian influenza in one comprehensive and authoritative text
  • Provides a summarization of peer-reviewed and empirical data on avian influenza viruses, the infection and diseases they cause
  • Discusses strategies used in control of the disease
  • Leading experts are drawn together to provide an international and multi-disciplinary perspective
  • Fuses latest developments in basic scientific research with practical guidance on management of the disease


  1. The Avian Influenza Virus
  2. Molecular Determinants of Pathogenicity for Avian Influenza Viruses
  3. Ecology of Avian Influenza in Wild Birds
  4. Epidemiology of Avian Influenza in Agricultural and Other Man-made Systems
  5. Pathobiology of Avian Influenza Virus Infections in Birds and Mammals
  6. The Global Nature of Avian Influenza
  7. The Beginning and Spread of Fowl Plague (H7 High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza) Across Europe and Asia (1878-1955)
  8. High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza in the Americas
  9. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreaks in Europe, Africa and Asia since 1959, Excluding the Asian H5N1 Virus Outbreaks
  10. Avian Influenza in Australia
  11. Multi-Continental Epidemic of H5N1 High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza Virus (1996-2007)
  12. Avian Influenza Control Strategies
  13. Avian Influenza Diagnostics and Surveillance Methods
  14. Humane Mass Depopulation as an Effective Measure For Disease Control Purposes
  15. Methods for Disposal of Poultry Carcasses
  16. Farm and Regional Biosecurity Practices
  17. Farm Biosecurity Risk Assessment and Audits
  18. Methods for Inactivation of Avian Influenza Virus in the Environment
  19. Vaccines, Vaccination and Immunology for Avian Influenza Viruses in Poultry
  20. Public Health Implications of Avian Influenza Viruses
  21. The Role of Educational Programs in the Control of Avian Influenza
  22. Trade and Food Safety Aspects for Avian Influenza Viruses
  23. Control of Low Pathogenicity Avian Influenza
  24. The Economics of Avian Influenza
  25. Global Strategy for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: Progressive Control and Eradication, and Post-Outbreak Recovery


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Avian Influenza
edited by David E. Swayne
2008 605 pages $148.95 + shipping
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