Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

UK: Avian Influenza lessons learned report published

12 October, 2007

Defra has published a lessons learned report following the outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in Suffolk in February this year.
The report concludes that the response to the outbreak was effective and  highlights the benefits of the contingency planning work over the last six years. Disease was contained to one premises and controlled both quickly and successfully. This view was reflected by stakeholders and operational partners demonstrating their increased confidence in the Government’s contingency planning and ability to respond to a disease outbreak.
The report also makes 34 detailed operational recommendations on the management of an outbreak of avian influenza, or other exotic animal disease. To see the full report...