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Avian Influenza Outbreaks in Commercial Poultry: Lessons from Nigeria

August 28, 2007. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Lora Baker Davis, DVM, MPH, provides insight into the lessons learned from the field experience during active public health surveillance for human avian influenza.

Quick Facts

Topics: Epidemiology, Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

The first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 was reported in Nigeria in commercial poultry on February 8, 2006. In response, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health, CDC, and WHO dispatched a jointly-staffed rapid response team to commence field response activities. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Lora Baker Davis, DVM, MPH, provides insight into the lessons learned from the field experience during active public health surveillance for human avian influenza.

Air date: August 28, 2007

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the difference between avian influenza (AI) and pandemic influenza.
  • Recognize the importance of biosecurity and how it applies to emergency responders.
  • Compare and contrast the lessons learned in Nigeria to problems that may be encountered during an emergency AI response in the United States.

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners; Public health nurses; Local and state emergency management staff; Veterinarians; Social workers

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Epidemiology, Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenter

Lora Baker Davis, DVM, MPH, works with avian influenza (AI) surveillance at the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Her primary duties include identifying and initiating AI surveillance in ethnic poultry markets in the state of Washington. From 2004 to 2006 she was an epidemic intelligence service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the division of vector-borne infectious diseases. In March 2006, she participated in a global public health response to an avian influenza H5N1 outbreak in commercial poultry in Nigeria. She is a firm believer in the benefits of multidisciplinary cooperation during zoonotic disease preparedness and outbreak response.

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