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Avian Influenza: Are We Prepared?: Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress

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Avian Influenza: Are We Prepared?: Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress

by United States Congress Senate

About this title: Original publisher: Washington: U.S. G.P.O.: For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2006. LC Number: KF26 .F6 2006b OCLC Number: (OCoLC)75201813 Subject: Avian influenza -- Government policy -- United States. Excerpt: ... 11 It is important to note that no human cases have been reported in any of these newer outbreaks, although it is possible that suspect human cases have gone unre-ported. At the present time, the risk to humans is generally low because avian influ-enza viruses do not usually infect humans. Despite the limited spread of the virus from animals to humans, there is growing concern that this strain of the influenza A virus could evolve and spread efficiently from human to human, placing millions of lives at risk. If sustained human-to-human transmission occurs, our effectiveness in responding and containing the spread of the virus will be key to keeping the death toll at the lower end of projec-tions. SPECIFIC CHALLENGES Success in containing AI requires limiting animal infections. However, it is ex-tremely difficult to contain animal infections since 70 to 80 percent of poultry raised in Southeast Asia live on small, ' ' backyard ' ' farms. We are facing a lack of aware-ness about the threat the virus poses to animals and humans alike in the commu-nities that raise these animals. The fact that 50 to 80 percent of poultry deaths are from non-AI infections poses a further problem in getting small farmers to recognize and report die offs. Farmers who live at subsistence levels are also reluctant to re-port sick birds for fear of losing their entire flock to culling. The economic consequences of a tardy response could be devastating. The Asian Development Bank estimates that the SARS epidemic cost the business community some $ 60 to $ 80 billion in industries, hitting the airlines, manufacturing, and finan-cial sectors particularly hard. The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organiza-tion ( FAO ) estimates that AI has already cost private ...

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