In light of ongoing and geographically widespread highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks in wild birds throughout much of Eurasia during 2020–21, the Interagency Steering Committee for Avian Influenza Surveillance in Wild Migratory Birds disseminated an informational memorandum in January 2021 to highlight the need for enhanced surveillance and heightened awareness in North America. This was followed by coordination of this August 2021 international HPAI webinar series facilitated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services Training Program. In addition to heightening awareness, the webinars provided an opportunity for information exchange and facilitated virtual discussions between Federal, State, academic, and international partners on the ongoing Eurasian outbreak, lessons learned from the 2014–15 North American HPAI outbreak, and associated challenges and opportunities.
|Title||Proceedings of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Wild Birds Webinar Series, August 2–5, 2021|
|Authors||M. Camille Hopkins, J. Russ Mason, Giavanna Haddock, Andrew M. Ramey|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Series Title||Open-File Report|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB; Office of the AD Ecosystems|