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STEPS Working Paper 10

The International Response to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: Science, Policy and Politics

Published on 14 November 2008

Over the last decade, the avian influenza virus, H5N1, has spread across most of Asia and Europe and parts of Africa. There has, as yet, been no human pandemic, although 245 deaths have been reported since 2003. A major international response has been launched, backed by over $2 billion of public money.

Huge numbers of poultry have been culled, vaccination campaigns have been implemented and markets have been restructured. These efforts have affected the livelihoods and businesses of millions. This paper asks: what lessons can we learn from this experience, and what does this mean for future efforts to respond to emerging infectious diseases under the One World, One Health initiative?

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Scoones, I. and Forster, P. (2008) The International Response to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: Science, Policy and Politics, STEPS Working Paper 10, Brighton: STEPS Centre

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Ian Scoones

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published by
STEPS Centre
authors
Scoones, I.
journal
STEPS Working Paper, issue 10
isbn
9781858645441
language
English

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