Review article : Avian influenza vaccines. Peyre et al., 2008
A practical review in relation to their application in the field with a focus on the Asian experience:
Vaccination can be a useful tool for the control of avian influenza (AI) outbreaks, but its use isprohibited in most of the countries worldwide because of its interference with AI surveillancetests and its negative impact on poultry trade. AI vaccines currently in use in the field increase
host resistance to the disease but have a limited impact on the virus transmission. To control or eradicate the disease, a carefully conceived vaccination strategy must be accompanied by strict biosecurity measures. Some countries have authorized vaccination under special circumstances with contradictory results, from control and disease eradication (Italy) to endemicity and antigenic drift of the viral strain (Mexico). Extensive vaccination programmes are ongoing in South East Asia to control the H5N1 epidemic. This review provides practical information on the
available AI vaccines and associated diagnostic tests, the vaccination strategies applied in Asia and their impact on the disease epidemiology.
Epidemiology and Infection, Published online by Cambridge University Press 14 Aug 2008, pages 1-21.
Authors and affiliation
M. PEYRE(1), G. FUSHENG(2), S.DESVAUX(3) AND F. ROGER(1)
(1) French Agricultural Research Center for International Development (CIRAD), AGIRs (Animal and Integrated
Risk Management), Montpellier, France
(2) FAO Office, Beijing, P.R. China
(3) CIRAD, AGIRs-PRISE Consortium in Vietnam, National Institute of Veterinary Research, Hanoi, Vietnam