Title: “Molecular Epidemiology of Avian Influenza in Cambodia.”
Speaker: Annika Suttie, Doctoral Student
Asia has been considered a hub for the emergence of novel avian influenza viruses (AIVs) with pandemic potential mainly due to the density of human and poultry populations, coupled with the poultry rearing and trading practices and the diversity of AIVs in circulation. Traditional backyard farming systems and live bird markets (LBMs) are major impediments to AIV disease control. Highly pathogenic AIV, specifically subtype A/H5N1, has been endemic in Cambodia since 2004, with 59 confirmed poultry outbreaks and 56 human cases. This seminar will cover what is known about AIV circulation in Cambodia, with a focus on samples taken in 2015, and is centered on the molecular epidemiology of subtypes of high concern (A/H5, A/H7, A/H9).
Location: Institut Pasteur in Cambodia: Meeting room, 1st floor,
Meeting room door closed at 11:05 AM
June 11th, 2019 – 11:00 AM
Fee: Free Entry
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