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Title: Australian encephalitis: Sentinel Chicken Surveillance Programme
Authors: Broom, Annette K
Azoulas, Joe
Hueston, Linda
Mackenzie, John S
Melville, Lorna
Smith, David W
Whelan, Peter I
Issue Date: Apr-2001
Publisher: The Office of Health Protection in the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Series/Report no.: Communicable Diseases Intelligence
Vol. 25 No. 2
Abstract: Sentinel chicken flocks are used to monitor flavivirus activity in Australia. The main viruses of concern are Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) and Kunjin which cause the potentially fatal disease encephalitis, in humans. Currently 30 flocks are maintained in the north of Western Australia, 9 in the Northern Territory, 12 in New South Wales and 10 in Victoria. The flocks in Western Australia and the Northern Territory are tested year round but those in New South Wales and Victoria are tested only from November to March, during the main risk season. Results are coordinated by the Arbovirus Laboratory in Perth and reported bimonthly.
ISSN: 0725-3141
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Insects
Western Australia
New South Wales
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