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New report supports Commission initiative to prevent spread of avian influenza from wild birds to poultry

Avian influenza viruses are a threat both to global poultry production and to public health. A number of EU Member States recently suffered serious epidemics of the disease in poultry and wild birds.
This report analyses the current strategies for surveillance for avian influenza in poultry and wild birds, with the intention to propose alternatives to detect the disease faster in those animal populations and to accelerate its control. This report is part of the Commission initiative to identify options to enhance the effectiveness of prevention policies for avian influenza in the EU in order to mitigate the risks of transmission from wild birds to poultry, and reduce the spread of the disease within domestic populations.

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