Evaluation of Laboratory Component of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Surveillance - Nigeria, 2006 to 2009

Background: In 2006, Nigeria reported Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in poultry. In 2007, the first human case was detected linked to poultry from a Live Bird Market (LBM). The West and Central African Regional Laboratory for Avian Influenza in Nigeria is responsible for investigating specimens from birds meeting the case definition of HPAI (passive surveillance) and for specimens collected routinely from LBMs and high risk areas (active HPAI surveillance).

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Mabel K. Aworh, T. Joannis, P. Okewole, C. Meseko, E. Okolocha, P. Ekong, G. Poggensee, P. Nguku

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