Incidence of Avian Flu Shocks on Poor Household Livelihoods of Poultry Farmers in Africa

Ntsomboh-Ntsefong, Godswill and Shariati, Mohammad Ali and Khan, Mohammad Usman and Karapetkovska-Hristova, Vesna (2017) Incidence of Avian Flu Shocks on Poor Household Livelihoods of Poultry Farmers in Africa. International Journal of Avian & Wildlife Biology (IJAWB), 2 (1). pp. 7-11. ISSN eISSN: 2574-9862

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The incidence of Avian influenza (AI) informally known as “bird flu”, has been a worldwide cause for concern since the 1960s. Poultry farmers of poor households in developing countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, have received the greatest shocks of the incidence of this disease. The aim of this review is to increase the urgency of understanding bird flu disease. It briefly presents what this zoonotic disease is, gives a brief history of mortality incidents caused by the disease, AI symptoms and control, as well as its incidence on the livelihoods of poor households especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is hoped that this review article might increase awareness and argue in support of the great efforts being made by the WHO, FAO, the World Organization for Animal Health and other stakeholders to counteract the devastating adverse consequences of bird flu especially for poor households of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Keywords: Avian flu, poultry, household livelihood, Africa, influenza

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Veterinary science
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnical Sciences
Depositing User: PhD Goran Mihajlovski
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2019 08:06
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2020 18:06

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