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Prevention and control of avian influenza in Singapore.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18618063     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus was first detected in 1996 in Guangdong, China. Since 2003, H5N1 outbreaks have been reported in parts of Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It is currently entrenched among poultry in parts of Asia and poses a major challenge to animal and human health. Singapore is free from HPAI. Given Singapore's need to import food, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has adopted a pro-active risk management system to prevent the introduction of HPAI. AVA's approach maybe described as a multi-layered control strategy for the prevention and control of HPAI. The strategy includes control measures at source, border control measures, local control measures and emergency preparedness.
Authors:
Hon Keong Leong; Cheryl S Goh; Siang Thai Chew; Chee Wee Lim; Yueh Nuo Lin; Siow Foong Chang; Him Hoo Yap; Sin Bin Chua
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0304-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-11     Completed Date:  2008-10-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503289     Medline TA:  Ann Acad Med Singapore     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  504-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority, 5 Maxwell Road, #04-00, Tower Block, MND Complex, Singapore 069110. leong_hon_keong@ava.gov.sg
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Birds
Communicable Disease Control / methods*
Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control*,  statistics & numerical data
Health Planning*
Humans
Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype / isolation & purification*
Influenza in Birds / epidemiology,  prevention & control*,  virology
Poultry*
Singapore / epidemiology
World Health

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