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Inactivation of avian influenza viruses by chemical agents and physical conditions: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17348909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The recent outbreaks of avian influenza (AI) worldwide have highlighted the difficulties in controlling this disease both in developed and in developing countries. Biosecurity is considered the most important tool to prevent and control AI. In certain areas of the world, AI has become endemic and the recent outbreaks in Europe and Africa show that the epidemiological situation is evolving in an unprecedented way. The consequences of this situation are economic losses to the poultry industry, food security issues in developing countries and a serious threat to human health, due to the direct consequences of AI infection in humans, and more alarmingly due to the risk of the generation of a new pandemic virus from the animal reservoir. In this paper, the physical and chemical methods of inactivating AI viruses are reviewed, with particular emphasis on the practicalities of using such methods in the poultry industry.
P De Benedictis; M S Beato; I Capua
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zoonoses and public health     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1863-1959     ISO Abbreviation:  Zoonoses Public Health     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-12     Completed Date:  2007-05-14     Revised Date:  2007-06-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300786     Medline TA:  Zoonoses Public Health     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-68     Citation Subset:  IM    
OIE, FAO and National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Viale dell'Università 10, 35020 Legnaro, Padova, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Antiviral Agents / therapeutic use*
Communicable Disease Control / methods*
Disease Outbreaks / veterinary
Disease Reservoirs / veterinary
Disinfectants / therapeutic use
Influenza A virus / drug effects*,  growth & development
Influenza in Birds / drug therapy*,  therapy*
Influenza, Human / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Zoonoses* / epidemiology,  transmission
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiviral Agents; 0/Disinfectants

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