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Avian flu situation reports 2006

Funded under: FP7-JRC

Abstract

This report collects together information about Avian Flu outbreaks from 1997 to the time of writing, and includes a short review of the 1919 influenza pandemic. IPSC has provided Commission Services, Council SitCen, ECDC and FAO with a daily situation report on the spread of Avian Flu from January to April 2006. This covered the critical period when the disease spread to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The situation reports were written based on media reports automatically filtered by the JRC Europe Media Monitor. These reports were backed up by rapid mapping and geocoding services of IPSC and the MediSys automated intelligence gathering. In August 2005 JRC were asked to prepare a briefing note on Avian Flu. This earlier report exploited EMM long term archive of News and covers the period from first detection in 1997 until August 2005. It has now been extended to cover the period until the daily reports begin. An update to this report covers the period until the daily reports begin. An update to this report covers the period from August to the outbreaks in Turkey. The seriousness of the situation in Turkey triggered the daily reports. All these reports are included in this overview document. At the time of writing a weekly report is being produced as there is a noticeable downturn in reported cases. Flu veracity normally falls in summer. This work also led to a study of available literature study concerning the 1918 influenza pandemic, whose devastating effects underlies current concern about the spread of H5N1 Avian Flu.

Additional information

Authors: BEST C, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);HORBY D, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);ANNUNZIATO A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);LOUVRIER C, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);CARAVAGGI I, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);KETSELIDIS M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22249 EN (2006), 87 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: LB-NA-22249-EN-C The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at: http://bookshop.europa.eu
Record Number: 200719444 / Last updated on: 2007-09-18
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en