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Avian Influenza Monitoring of Wild Birds at Non-US Sites

Investigators
Swayne, David
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Wildlife Conservation Society
Start date
2006
End date
2008
Objective
Conduct targeted surveillance in selected wild birds in at risk geographic areas to better understand the virus ecology.
More information
APPROACH: We will conduct field sampling of wild birds in South America and Africa. Cloacal and tracheal swab will be collected from wild caught or naturally dead birds and submitted to SEPRL for analysis of avian influenza and other exotic viruses.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project number
6612-32000-051-04S
Accession number
411225
Categories
Viruses and Prions
Risk Assessment, Management, and Communication