A systematic approach to illuminate a new hot spot of avian influenza virus circulation in South Vietnam, 2016-2017.
Kien Trung Le, Mark A Stevenson, Norikazu Isoda, Lam Thanh Nguyen, Duc-Huy Chu, Tien Ngoc Nguyen, Long Van Nguyen, Tien Ngoc Tien, Tung Thanh Le, Keita Matsuno, Masatoshi Okamatsu, Yoshihiro Sakoda
Transbound Emerg Dis | Published : 2021
In South Vietnam, live bird markets (LBMs) are key in the value chain of poultry products and spread of avian influenza virus (AIV) although they may not be the sole determinant of AIV prevalence. For this reason, a risk analysis of AIV prevalence was conducted accounting for all value chain factors. A cross-sectional study of poultry flock managers and poultry on backyard farms, commercial (high biosecurity) farms, LBMs and poultry delivery stations (PDSs) in four districts of Vinh Long province was conducted between December 2016 and August 2017. A total of 3597 swab samples were collected from birds from 101 backyard farms, 50 commercial farms, 58 sellers in LBMs and 19 traders in PDSs. S..View full abstract