The financial cost implications of the highly pathogenic notifiable avian influenza H5N1 in Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Fasina, Folorunso Oludayo
dc.contributor.author Sirdar, Mohamed Mahmoud
dc.contributor.author Bisschop, S.P.R. (Shahn)
dc.coverage.spatial Africa en
dc.coverage.spatial Nigeria en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-27T08:04:43Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-27T08:04:43Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01
dc.description.abstract Nigeria and several other nations have recently been affected by outbreaks of the Asian H5N1 strain of highly pathogenic notifiable avian influenza (HPNAI) virus, which affects the poultry sector most heavily. This study analysed previous methods of assessing losses due to avian influenza, and used a revised economic model to calculate costs associated with the current avian influenza outbreaks. The evaluation used epidemiological data, production figures and other input parameters to determine the final costs. An infection involving 10 % of the commercial bird population will cost Nigeria about $245 million and a worse scenario may lead to a loss of around $700 million. The results urge governments to invest more in measures aimed at the effective prevention of HPNAI and to consider the huge economic losses associated with the disease. Finally, an inter-disciplinary approach to managing and controlling HPNAI outbreaks is encouraged. en
dc.description.sponsorship Poultry Reference Centre in the Department of Production Animal Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria. en
dc.format.extent Article consists of 8 pages, Article contains tables and figures, Includes bibliographical references. en
dc.identifier.citation Fasina, FO, Sirdar, MM & Bisschop SPR 2008, ‘The financial cost implications of the highly pathogenic notifiable avian influenza H5N1 in Nigeria’, Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 75, no. 1, pp. 39-46. [http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_opvet.html] en
dc.identifier.issn 0030-2465
dc.identifier.other 16416667800
dc.identifier.other H-9699-2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/10203
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Agricultural Research Council, ARC-OVI and the University of Pretoria en
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dc.rights Agricultural Research Council, ARC-OVI and the University of Pretoria en
dc.subject Avian influenza en
dc.subject Economics en
dc.subject HPNAI en
dc.subject H5N1 en
dc.subject Nigeria en
dc.subject Poultry en
dc.subject.lcsh Avian influenza -- Nigeria en
dc.subject.lcsh Poultry -- Virus diseases -- Nigeria en
dc.title The financial cost implications of the highly pathogenic notifiable avian influenza H5N1 in Nigeria en
dc.type Article en


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