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

F.O. Fasina, M.M. Sirdar, S.P.R. Bisschop

Onderstepoort J Vet Res; Vol 75, No 1 (2008), 39-46. doi: 10.4102/ojvr.v75i1.86

Submitted: 10 September 2008
Published:  10 September 2008

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.

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