How do influenza viruses become able to jump from one species to another? Under which conditions does our immune system protect us against influenza as opposed to making it easy for the virus to develop? How do farmers react when faced to signs of disease? These were some of the questions on which answers are still needed from research to fight animal influenza.
Major knowledge gaps still exist on a number of very important questions that need to be answered if we are to successfully fight animal influenza in Europe and worldwide, so 35 experts gathered in Parma on 8-9 January for a research workshop on this subject.
Information and outcomes, including a 2-page summary and a full event report are now on-line here.