Zoonotic Diseases. Zoonotic Diseases of Avian Origin. What is Zoonosis? A disease of animals that can be transmitted to humans Zoonotic Diseases: Diseases of reasonable significance Infrequent, rare or potential diseases Infrequent or potential diseases indirectly associated with birds.
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A disease of animals that can be transmitted to humans
Free-ranging birds, including doves, birds of prey,
by stress, shipping, crowding
1984 – 1991: 1,344 cases (11 deaths)
compounds, 1:100 dilution of bleach
Commercial poultry (Ducks, broilers, turkeys, egg production flocks, parent breeding flocks)
in North America
edema of the eyelids, conjunctivitis and sub-conjunctival haemorrhage
that is infected with WNV
the virus in their blood for a few days
West Nile Virus Transmission Cycle
History WNV in USA
18 native bird species demonstrated morbidity and mortality in 1999
High mortality in hooded crows, sparrows, WNV was isolated from crows