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Epidemiology of avian influenza a (H5N1)

CELKO AM, ROSINA J
Veterinarni Medicina 43, 1998, 219-220

Description of basic epidemiologic characteristics of avian influenza A (H5N1), disease of birds known as fowl plague, which is not new but abruptly emerged in connection with human outbreak in Hong-Kong. The probable mechanisms of virus circulation, reservoirs, routes of transmission with possible risks also for humans are presented, Established control measures taken to prevent spreading of infection and to protect animal and human health are desribed


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