Significant features of the epidemiology of equine influenza in Queensland, Australia, 2007

Kung, N, Mackenzie, S, Pitt, D, Robinson, B and Perkins, NR (2011) Significant features of the epidemiology of equine influenza in Queensland, Australia, 2007. Australian Veterinary Journal, 89 S1: 78-85. doi:10.1111/j.1751-0813.2011.00781.x


Author Kung, N
Mackenzie, S
Pitt, D
Robinson, B
Perkins, NR
Title Significant features of the epidemiology of equine influenza in Queensland, Australia, 2007
Journal name Australian Veterinary Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0005-0423
1751-0813
Publication date 2011-07
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1751-0813.2011.00781.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 89
Issue S1
Start page 78
End page 85
Total pages 8
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
An outbreak of equine influenza (EI) caused by influenza A H3N8 subtype virus occurred in the Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales in August 2007. Infection in the Australian horse population was associated with the introduction of infection by horses from overseas. The first case of EI in Queensland was detected on 25 August 2007 at an equestrian sporting event. Infection subsequently spread locally and to other clusters through horse movements prior to the implementation of an official standstill. There were five main clusters of infected properties during this outbreak and several outliers, which were investigated to find the potential mechanism of disease spread. To contain the outbreak, Queensland was divided into infection status zones, with different movement controls applied to each zone. Vaccination was implemented strategically in infected areas and within horse subpopulations. Control and eventual eradication of EI from Queensland was achieved through a combination of quarantine, biosecurity measures, movement control, rapid diagnostic testing and vaccination.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Veterinary Science Publications
 
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