Historically, disease outbreaks follow patterns. These patterns are extremely valuable as they create critical data that can be used to predict when an outbreak might occur, the populations that are affected, the geographical spread, the ways in which a disease could be transmitted and the severity of an outbreak.
Using data, and by studying these patterns, we can better understand and be prepared to combat avian influenza. These insights into how diseases spread aid in the development of strategies, from both a scientific and a personal prevention perspective.
Now you can have access to this data, as we have added this feature to our app!
This new feature aids in helping farmers view where outbreaks have previously occurred, and how better to understand when one could impact them without the correct prevention strategy in place.
Having access to a map of historical outbreaks in avian influenza is incredibly valuable as it also empowers researchers, policymakers, public health officials and farmers themselves to recognise patterns that aid in understanding the factors contributing to the spread and recurrence of avian influenza.
Our new historical outbreak map can also help to identify and assess regions that have experienced frequent outbreaks, allowing individuals in those areas to prioritise surveillance, early detection, and contingency planning. It enhances the ability to allocate resources efficiently and develop robust biosecurity strategies to manage future outbreaks.
Sharing the historical outbreak map can also facilitate international collaboration by enabling the exchange of data, experiences, and best practices. This collaborative effort enhances collective knowledge and improves the global response to avian influenza outbreaks.
The map also serves as an educational tool for raising awareness among the general public, farmers, and all stakeholders involved in poultry production. It underscores the importance of biosecurity measures and prompt reporting of poultry disease symptoms. This helps not only individual premises that are directly affected, but also helps neighbouring ones to get ahead of the spread.
Lastly, Governments and health organisations can utilise the map’s insights to formulate evidence-based policies, regulations, and guidelines for preventing and managing avian influenza outbreaks. This supports more effective and timely interventions.
Having access to a map of historical outbreaks in avian influenza is a crucial step towards mitigating the impact of the disease. It empowers farmers and users of the Livetec Systems App with knowledge, data-driven insights, and the ability to proactively address future challenges posed by avian influenza outbreaks.
Find out more about the Livetec Systems app here.