Infectious Diseases 2022

Infectious Diseases 2022

HPAI: to vaccinate or not to vaccinate

4 April, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking into vaccines as an option to protect poultry against deadly avian influenza, the agency’s chief veterinary officer, Rosemary Sifford said. The USDA's Agricultural Research Service is investigating the potential for a vaccine that could be distinguished from the wild type of virus spread to poultry, Rosemary Sifford said in an interview. The United States did not allowed the use of avian influenza vaccines, because countries importing from the US could ban poultry shipments. The United States is the world’s second-largest poultry meat exporter.


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