Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

PREZODE’s Discussion Panel

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: The Need for a Global One Health Approach

With the latest developments of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) worldwide, PREZODE hosts a Discussion Panel Webinar entitled: Facing the spread of High Pathogenic Avian Influenza, why is a global One Health approach necessary?

The event takes place on Friday 7 June 2024, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm CEST.

Registration linkhttps://inrae-fr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkduurrjopHtXoPIaydcV0KWaNd2Nq5COX

PERSPECTIVE

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, a significant threat to poultry and birds with recurrent human infections, has recently spread to new areas, including Antarctica, and has begun infecting previously unaffected mammals. Due to its high contagion and ability to cross species barriers, this virus poses a serious threat to food safety and security, as well as environmental and global health. Its economic and social impacts are substantial burdens on farmers and poultry consumers, particularly in the poorest communities. This unprecedented shift in the patterns of Avian Influenza transmission is concerning. Even though it currently does not present an immediate threat to human health, vigilance is indicated.

DISCUSSION

Through this roundtable, PREZODE will provide analysis and share knowledge providing new perspectives from different parts of the world. Avian flu and risks of crossing barrier species pose numerous and substantial consequences:

  • Animal and human health issues
  • The escalation of threats to biodiversity (with certain infected mammals already under threat of extinction; bird colonies, such as the northern gannets in Scotland and Brittany, have been severely depleted).
  • Economic risks for farmers (poultry and cattle being slaughtered, diminished production of milk or eggs)
  • Social risks (with people from developing countries being more exposed than the population from northern countries)
  • Why and how is a global One Health approach crucial to face the issue?

OPENING REMARKS

DR SOAWAPAK HINJOY

Director of the Office of International Cooperation, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand

DVM, MSc, MPH

MODERATION

DR MARIETTE DUCATEZ

Virologist

Researcher at INRAE

FLAVIE GOUTARD

Epidemiologist

Researcher at CIRAD

PREZODE Coordinator in South East Asia

SPEAKERS

DR DIEGO DIEL

Associate Professor and interim department Chair,

DVM PhD

College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University

DR FOLORUNSO OLUDAYO FASINA

Early Warning and One Health Intelligence Expert

DVM, Epidemiologist

Food And Agriculture Organization

DR ASPEN HAMMOND

Influenza Surveillance Systems Expert

DVM, MPH

World Health Organization

DR VICTOR MANUEL NEIRA RAMIREZ

Associate Professor, Animal Virology

DVM, Virologist

Universidad De Chile

DR NGUYEN THI DIEN

Associate Professor, Sociology

Vietnam National University of Agriculture

Grease Network - One Health Poultry Hub

BIOGRAPHIES

DR SOAWAPAK HINJOY,

Soawapak Hinjoy, vice president of PREZODE

Vice President of PREZODE General Assembly

DVM, MSc, MPH, is the Director of the Office of International Cooperation, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand. She also serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the School of Global Health in the Faculty of Medicine of Chulalongkorn University, as an academic advisor of the Field Epidemiology Training Program, as a member of the Committee on Centers of Rabies Control and Prevention in Thailand, and of the local committee of International Health Regulation. She has been a speaker in various international programs.

 

DR DIEGO DIEL

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Dr. Diego Diel earned his DVM from the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, in 2004. He completed his MS in Virology and initiated his PhD at the same institution, later conducting PhD research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated in 2010. He completed post-doctoral training at the USDA Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in 2011 and the University of Illinois in 2013. In 2014, Dr. Diel joined South Dakota State University as an Assistant Professor, becoming the Virology Section Leader at the ADRDL in 2016. In 2019, he moved to Cornell University as an Associate Professor and Director of the Virology Laboratory at the Animal Health Diagnostic Center College of Veterinary Medicine, and in 2020, he helped establish and direct the Cornell COVID-19 Testing Laboratory which tested over 2.1 million samples during the pandemic. Dr. Diel's research focuses on vectored vaccine development and the pathogenesis of emerging viral pathogens affecting both animals and humans, including picornaviruses, poxviruses, coronaviruses, influenza A viruses and African swine fever virus.  Dr. Diel has been recently involved in the identification of the spillover of HPAI in dairy cattle in the US.

DR FOLORUNSO OLUDAYO FASINA

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Early Warning and One Health Intelligence Expert, FAO

Folorunso Fasina is a veterinarian with significant work experience in Africa. He previously worked at the Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as a Country Team Leader in Kenya and Tanzania between 2016 and 2023. He works as an Early Warning and One Health Intelligence Expert with FAO in Rome Italy. He holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and PhDs in molecular and classical epidemiology from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and the Utrecht University, the Netherlands respectively, focusing on transboundary (ASF) and zoonotic influenza (HPAI H5N1). His areas of interest include Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Health Economics, and Disease Ecology and Modelling using the One Health approach. His works also explore One Health approach at the interface of zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and epidemiologic basis of transboundary animal diseases.

DR ASPEN HAMMOND

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Influenza Surveillance Systems Expert, World Health Organization

Dr Hammond trained as a veterinarian and in public health, joined WHO in 2012 and has worked in WHO’s Global Influenza Programme since 2015. Her responsibilities are focused on surveillance and risk assessment of zoonotic influenza, supporting the rapid detection and response to outbreaks and risk reduction efforts of WHO and its Member States. In addition, she works on assessing global influenza epidemiologic and virologic surveillance data, developing guidance on influenza and other respiratory virus surveillance methods and standards, and supporting the implementation of guidance and tools in WHO Member States.

DR VICTOR MANUEL NEIRA RAMIREZ

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Associate Professor, Animal Virology, Universidad De Chile

DVM, PhD, with specialization in animal diseases, in particular those caused by viral agents and zoonotic pathogens. Leads research projects focused on the diagnosis and characterization of animal diseases, contributing valuable insights into the field of animal health and virology. Engages in comprehensive studies of major zoonotic pathogens affecting livestock and wildlife, including investigations within the unique Antarctic ecosystem.

 

DR DIEN NGUYEN THI

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Sociology Associate Professor,  Vietnam National University of Agriculture

Associate Professor Nguyen Thi Dien serves as the Co-coordinator of GREASE network (CIRAD) and National research manager of GCRF One Health Poultry Hub in Vietnam. She has completed her PhD in Sociology and Rural Development from Liège University, Belgium. She works as a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vietnam National University of Agriculture. She led and participated in several research projects on AMR surveillance, antibiotic use in aquaculture production, antibiotic supply chain, mapping chicken value chain and epidemiological significance, financial relations in chicken production, and gender relations in the chicken value chain. Dr Dien Nguyen’s research has made a significant contribution to identifying the socio-economic and cultural factors affecting disease introduction and transmission which are the foundation for further technical research on improving disease management, especially avian influenza and other diseases on chicken

Modification date: 06 June 2024 | Publication date: 06 June 2024 | By: PREZODE