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General Information Publication 92

Surveillance Plan for the Early Detection of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus in Migratory Birds in the United States: Surveillance Year 2009

Edited by Christopher J. Brand

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Executive Summary

This Surveillance Plan (Plan) describes plans for conducting surveillance of wild birds in the United States and its Territories and Freely-Associated States to provide for early detection of the introduction of the H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) subtype of the influenza A virus by migratory birds during the 2009 surveillance year, spanning the period of April 1, 2009 – March 31, 2010. The Plan represents a continuation of surveillance efforts begun in 2006 under the Interagency Strategic Plan for the Early Detection of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Wild Migratory Birds (U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of the Interior, 2006). The Plan sets forth sampling plans by: region, target species or species groups to be sampled, locations of sampling, sample sizes, and sampling approaches and methods. This Plan will be reviewed annually and modified as appropriate for subsequent surveillance years based on evaluation of information from previous years of surveillance, changing patterns and threats of H5N1 HPAI, and changes in funding availability for avian influenza surveillance. Specific sampling strategies will be developed accordingly within each of six regions, defined here as Alaska, Hawaiian/Pacific Islands, Lower Pacific Flyway (Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona), Central Flyway, Mississippi Flyway, and Atlantic Flyway.

Posted August 2009

For additional information contact:
Director, National Wildlife Health Center
U.S. Geological Survey
6006 Schroeder Rd
Madison, WI 53711
http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/

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Suggested citation:

Brand, Christopher J., ed., 2009, Surveillance Plan for the Early Detection of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus in Migratory Birds in the United States: Surveillance Year 2009: Reston, VA., U. S. Geological Survey General Interest Publication 92, 14 p.


Contents

Acknowledgments

Contents

Executive Summary

Surveillance Plan History

Surveillance Plan Objectives

Surveillance Plan Approach and Methods for 2009

Data Management and Reporting

Cooperators and Partners in Surveillance

Interagency Steering Committee of the Interagency Surveillance Plan

References Cited



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