Supporting business continuity during a highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak: A collaboration of industry, academia, and government

Morgan Hennessey, Brendan Lee, Timothy Goldsmith, Dave Halvorson, William Hueston, Kristina McElroy, Katherine Waters

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Abstract

Since 2006, a collaborative group of egg industry, state, federal, and academia representatives have worked to enhance preparedness in highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) planning. The collaborative group has created a draft egg product movement protocol, which calls for realistic, science-based contingency plans, biosecurity assessments, commodity risk assessments, and real-time reverse transcriptase-PCR testing to support the continuity of egg operations while also preventing and eradicating an HPAI outbreak. The work done by this group serves as an example of how industry, government, and academia can work together to achieve better preparedness in the event of an animal health emergency. In addition, in the event of an HPAI outbreak in domestic poultry, U.S. consumers will be assured that their egg products come from healthy chickens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-389
Number of pages3
JournalAvian diseases
Volume54
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

Keywords

  • Avian influenza
  • Business continuity
  • National Response Plan

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