Avian flu school: A training approach to prepare for H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza

Daniel Beltran-Alcrudo, David A. Bunn, Christian E Sandrock, Carol J. Cardona

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Since the reemergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1 HPAI) in 2003, a panzootic that is historically unprecedented in the number of infected flocks, geographic spread, and economic consequences for agriculture has developed. The epidemic has affected a wide range of birds and mammals, including humans. The ineffective management of outbreaks, mainly due to a lack of knowledge among those involved in detection, prevention, and response, points to the need for training on H5N1 HPAI. The main challenges are the multidisciplinary approach required, the lack of experts, the need to train at all levels, and the diversity of outbreak scenarios. Avian Flu School addresses these challenges through a three-level train-the-trainer program intended to minimize the health and economic impacts of H5N1 HPAI by improving a community's ability to prevent and respond, while protecting themselves and others. The course teaches need-to-know facts using highly flexible, interactive, and relevant materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-332
Number of pages10
JournalPublic Health Reports
Volume123
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2008

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Avian flu school : A training approach to prepare for H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza. / Beltran-Alcrudo, Daniel; Bunn, David A.; Sandrock, Christian E; Cardona, Carol J.

In: Public Health Reports, Vol. 123, No. 3, 05.2008, p. 323-332.

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Beltran-Alcrudo, D, Bunn, DA, Sandrock, CE & Cardona, CJ 2008, 'Avian flu school: A training approach to prepare for H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza', Public Health Reports, vol. 123, no. 3, pp. 323-332.
Beltran-Alcrudo, Daniel ; Bunn, David A. ; Sandrock, Christian E ; Cardona, Carol J. / Avian flu school : A training approach to prepare for H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza. In: Public Health Reports. 2008 ; Vol. 123, No. 3. pp. 323-332.
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