Experts See Possible Funding, Public Trust Pitfalls In HPAI Response

By Jessica Karins / May 21, 2024 at 5:45 PM
Experts on public health preparedness and viral surveillance are praising the federal government’s coordinated response so far to the ongoing outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI or H5N1), but they see potential obstacles ahead for public health agencies, including a lack of ongoing funding and genomic surveillance as well as distrust from farmers who will need to cooperate with testing efforts. FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are leading the...

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