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AVIAN VIRUS

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Definition:
Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A strains of the influenza virus. The disease, which was first identified in Italy more than 100 years ago, occurs worldwide. The quarantining of infected farms and destruction of infected or potentially exposed flocks are standard control measures.

Source Publication:
OECD, 2004, OECD Agricultural Outlook: 2004-2013, OECD, Paris, Glossary.

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics

Created on Monday, July 11, 2005