Collaborators begin new One Health study of avian influenza viruses in Vietnam
ILRI / Poultry / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

Collaborators begin new One Health study of avian influenza viruses in Vietnam

In January, a team of human, animal, and environmental health investigators began an ambitious surveillance project to detect novel influenza viruses among poultry in Vietnam. The surveillance will involve collecting more than 5,000 field samples during a 12-month time period at live bird markets in Hanoi and three of Vietnam’s northern provinces.
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Bioaerosol sampling to detect avian influenza virus in Hanoi’s largest live poultry market
Asia / Poultry / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Bioaerosol sampling to detect avian influenza virus in Hanoi’s largest live poultry market

In October 2017, ILRI researchers and partners from Vietnam and US conducted a pilot study of aerosol sampling surveillance in a large wholesale live bird market in Hanoi. Of the air samples collected during a three-week period, 90% were positive for molecular evidence of influenza A. These results were positively associated with molecular results from oropharyngeal swab samples collected from chickens and ducks. Noninvasive bioaerosol samplers may serve as an early warning screening tool for novel influenza virus detection in live bird markets. Continue reading