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Avian Influenza in Wild Birds Surveillance at Moreton Bay
Summary Locate the resting (roosting) sites at the Moreton Bay for target migratory birds species and resident waterbirds species and interface bird species. Collect fresh faecal materials from the targeted species resting sites for avian influenza virus PCR screening testing from May 2010 to October 2010 to compele the year around surveillance (Nov 09 to April 10 surveillance completed in the previous DAFF project) and sample the migratory birds when they fly back from northern hemisphere (Arctic or subArctic regions) in September.
Program Chicken Meat
Research organisation OLD ABN-The State Of Queensland Acting Through The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
Objective summary This project is aiming to conduct avian influenza surveillance on the wild water birds (migratory and resident) in Moreton Bay area to have a better understanding of the temporal patterns of avian influenza viruses in this region which can act as an early warning system for avian influenza incursion.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Project completion date Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Promoting and maintaining good health
Rural priority Adoption of R&D
RIRDC goal CME-Increase the productivity and efficiency of chicken meat production
Principal researcher Nina Kung
Research manager Kylie Hewson
Admin contact Paul Hickey