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Animal Influenza Ecology & Epidemiology Research Program



    Prevent influenza A outbreaks, epidemics, and/or pandemics in all species, including humans



    Serve as a collaborative leader defining the natural history of influenza A viruses and developing preventive strategies to protect animal and public health.



    1.  Reduce viral sources associated with the emergence of novel influenza A viruses through surveillance and ecology and epidemiology research efforts in: (1) wild waterfowl (the natural reservoir host) within the Atlantic, Mississippi, and Central Migratory Bird Flyways; (2) captive birds and avian transition hosts; and (3) the swine-human interface in commercial settings and agricultural fairs/exhibitions.

    2.  Identify risk factors and criteria for intra- and inter-species transmission.

    3.  Utilize virus recovery, viral genomics, host ecology, and metadata to better understand the natural history of type A viruses.


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    Background Information on Animal Influenza


    Resources / Links

    Exhibition Swine at Agricultural Fairs