Avian influenza: improved diagnostics for detecting antibodies to H5N1


  • Project code: PRJ-000251

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Sunday, July 1, 2007

  • Project completion date: Monday, September 30, 2013

  • National Priority: CME-Priority 3-Contributing to efficient and secure chicken production systems


The ability to rapidly detect flock exposure to H5N1 will play a major role in containing spread of the disease thereby enabling eradication.
Deliverables of proposed research: A cost effective diagnostic test which enables mass screening of poultry flocks to detect whether vaccinated birds have been exposed to field stains of H5N1.


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation


Objective Summary

To develop a competition ELISA aimed at detecting antibodies specifically against H5N1.
Outcomes of proposed work