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Bird Flu: Health, Safety and Contingency Guidelines

Maddula R. Reddy (Author)
Synopsis Asia, Africa and Europe have in the recent years witnessed outbreaks of Avian Influenza resulting in the deaths and culling of more than 200 million poultry resulting in huge economic losses besides adversely Affecting farmers, households the poultry industry, tourism and trade relations countries and nations. Many countries in the South-East Asia region are on the flight paths of migrating birds, some of which could be carrying Avian Influenza virus. In view of the epidemiological situation, all countries in the region are vulnerable to the influenza pandemic. Threat of world influenza pandemic has never been imminent. To combat this grave threat, it is essential for countries to be well prepared. Experts predict it is only a matter of time before a bird flu strain will mutate and become transmissible between humans. Once that happens, a pandemic (worldwide epidemic) like the Spanish flu that resulted in more than 50 million deaths overwhelming hospital and medical services could be inevitable. The present book Bird Flu: health and Contingency Guidelines is divided in 8 chapters along with a detailed glossary of terms and comprehensive index to clarity all the technical and general concepts about this deadly virus. WHO guidelines are provided about this virus in detailed manner. The prevention and preparedness of activities that facilitate the response and recovery during and after influenza pandemic are important aspects that are included in this book.
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About the author

Maddula R. Reddy

Maddula R. Reddy, MVSc., PhD., MACVS, is Scientist at Project Directorate on Poultry, Indian Council of Agricultural research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad. (India.) Dr Reddy received his BVSc &AH from Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University in 1987 and his MVSc (Avian Diseases_ from Indian Veterinary Research Institute in 1990. Awarded a Melbourne International research Scholarship to study at the Melbourne University. Australia, dr. eddy obtained his PhD from this university in 2005. He served as a veterinary Assistant Surgeon, in the department of Animal Husbandry, Andhra Pradesh during 2001-2003. His current research interests in avian health avian disease diagnostics, avian viral tumors, immunomodulation and disease control particularly in pure line chickens. Dr. Reddy is a member of the Australian College of veterinary Scientists (MACVS) by examination in Avian Health (Poultry) in 2004 and a life member of Indian Association of veterinary Pathologists and Indian Poultry Science Association. He has published more than 20 referred papers and 40 technical articles in industry magazines and presented his research findings in national and international conferences.

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Title Bird Flu: Health, Safety and Contingency Guidelines
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189741381
length viii+176p., Tables; Glossary Index; 23cm.