This report summarises the activities from a visiting scientist mission
conducted for the FAO between the 19th September and 16th December 2005,
involving a field mission to North Viet Nam from 18th to the 28th
HPAI H5N1 outbreaks in Viet Nam mainly affect sector 3 and sector 4
farms. The report describes the epidemiological framework intended to
enable the parameterisation of the risk pathways leading to the spread
of infection in Viet Nam. Networks for data collection were established
to ontain the most complete data available to model the HPAI H5N1
dynamics in sectors 3 and 4. Data collected is being analysed and used
to inform a stochastic state dependent disease transmission model that
permits a scenario-based approach to the assessment of the efficacy of
HPAI H5N1 control options, which will be used to develop control options
to suit the dominant epidemiological heterogeneities of HPAI H5N1
infection in the region.
PPLPI, FAO, Rome, Italy, 14 pp.
Development of the Epidemiological Component of SPADA (Strategic Pathogen Assessment for Domestic Animals)