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  • Main Title Avian Influenza: Agricultural Issues


  • Author: Monke, Jim
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Resources, Science, and Industry Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2006-05-10


  • English


  • Content Description: Since the fall of 2003, a strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) has spread throughout Asia, infecting mostly poultry but also a limited number of humans. The virus reached Europe in 2005, and the Middle East and Africa in 2006. Avian flu is highly contagious in domestic poultry. Strict biosecurity measures are practiced by commercial poultry farms and encouraged by governments. The economic effects of avian flu outbreaks can be significant, especially given international trade restrictions. Controlling avian flu in poultry is seen as the best way to prevent a human pandemic from developing, by reducing the number of animal hosts in which the virus may evolve. This report mainly covers avian flu in poultry, and will be updated.
  • Physical Description: 6 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Agriculture
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Influenza
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Poultry
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Animals
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Medicine


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: RS21747
  • Accession or Local Control No: RS21747 2006-05-10
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs9137