Avian Influenza Research Funding Renewed

Three year extension of funding granted for study of disease.

Published on: Jun 3, 2008

USDA announced today its continuing commitment to avian influenza research by renewing the Avian Influenza Coordinated Agricultural Project with another $5 million for three years to the University of Maryland-College Park to study the prevention and control of the disease.

USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education & Extension Service originally awarded AICAP in 2005 to the University of Maryland to establish a research and education project to help prevent and control avian influenza. The project was composed of a multidisciplinary team of researchers and extension specialists representing 17 states. AICAP goals include epidemiology, basic research, diagnostics, vaccines and education.

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