CIRAD publishes free AIV handbook:
The French agricultural research institute CIRAD has published its free avian influenza (AIV) handbook in English, updating the French version which was published in May 2006. The book, entitled The Handbook on Bird Flu/Avian Influenza, contains 30 original photographs taken by CIRAD veterinary specialists during field trips to developing countries. The English version includes the research group INRA as one of the nine partner organizations that have contributed material to the book. The publication includes an account of surveillance operations and maps of countries affected by the virus. The handbook is available on request from CIRAD, The Handbook on Bird Flu/Avian Influenza, TA 30/B, 34398 Montpellier, Cedex, France.