Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Migratory Birds
Published:July 18, 2023
In this episode of Let's Squawk About It, Chanelle Taylor (Cargill Canada) talks to Sam Shafer (PSA) about migratory birds, biosecurity measures to take, and what we have learned in the past year from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).
Kenya is then lucky because Kenyan wild birds are not in contact with ai virus. It is difficult to control if the disease is circulating among the wild birds. Most poultry farms are in the country side!
I have dealt with HPAI issues for many years, both in the field and laboratory settings. It is a devastating disease, but luckily has not entrenched itself in Kenya, despite the country being in the path of the southern migratory route. Constant collaboration in surveillance is crucial for a better understanding of its epidemiology and diagnosis.