Recent papers discuss the interplay between agricultural intensification and avian influenza in Asia

Published on January 08, 2018, by Marius Gilbert

Two papers were recently published on this topic from different perspectives.

In the paper Intensifying poultry production systems and the emergence of avian influenza in China: a ‘One Health/Ecohealth’ epitome, we discussed different sets of ecological and epidemiological pressures that could have lead to the emergence of avian influenza in Asia.

In the paper Could Changes in the Agricultural Landscape of Northeastern China Have Influenced the Long-Distance Transmission of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5Nx Viruses?, we present recent evidences of massive land-use change in northeastern China and discuss how these could have influenced the long-distance transmission of avian influenza viruses.