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Volume 26, Number 9—September 2020

Incidence and Seroprevalence of Avian Influenza in a Cohort of Backyard Poultry Growers, Egypt, August 2015–March 2019

Mokhtar R. Gomaa1, Amira S. El Rifay1, Dina Abu Zeid, Mona A. Elabd, Eman Elabd, Ahmed Kandeil, Noura M. Abo Shama, Mina N. Kamel, Mohamed A. Marouf, Ahmed Barakat, Samir Refaey, Amal Naguib, Pamela P. McKenzie, Richard J. Webby, Mohamed A. AliComments to Author , and Ghazi KayaliComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt (M.R. Gomaa, A.S. El Rifay, D. Abu Zeid, M.A. Elabd, E. Elabd, A. Kandeil, N.M. Abo Shama, M.N. Kamel, M.A. Marouf, M.A. Ali); Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt (A. Barakat); Ministry of Health and Population, Cairo (S. Refaey, A. Naguib); St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA (P.P. McKenzie, R.J. Webby); Human Link, Hazmieh, Lebanon (G. Kayali); University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA (G. Kayali)

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Table 2

Poultry-raising practices reported by participants in a study of avian influenza among backyard poultry growers, Egypt, August 2015–March 2019

Characteristic No. (%)
Where do you keep the poultry?
On the roof 1,267 (52.7)
In a barn 716 (29.8)
Inside the house
419 (17.4)
What do you do with poultry carcasses?
Bury 255 (10.6)
Place in a closed bag and throw in the trash 728 (30.3)
Burn 83 (3.5)
Throw in the trash without a bag 652 (27.1)
Throw in a water stream without a bag
684 (28.5)
What do you do if you suspect sick poultry?
Nothing 81 (3.4)
Set loose away from the house 791 (32.9)
Seek veterinary advice 909 (37.8)
Quarantine away from the rest of the flock 332 (13.8)
Slaughter and consume the meat
289 (12.0)
Do you vaccinate poultry against avian influenza?
Yes 902 (37.6)
1,500 (62.4)
Who administers the vaccine?
Family member 155 (17.1)
Veterinarian 698 (77.4)
Worker 49 (5.4)

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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