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February 19, 2014

Photo: ©FAO/John Edwards - Uncontrolled live poultry trade poses the highest risk of A(H7N9) introduction  

FAO rules out human-to-animal transmission of influenza A(H7N9)

After the first case of A(H7N9) outside China, FAO says there is no evidence that infected people could transmit the virus to poultry
FAO referred to the first human case of A(H7N9) outside China, which was recently detected in Malaysia. The patient, originally from Guangdong Province in China, where she is thought to have contracted the infection, was visiting Malaysia as a tourist and has now been hospitalized there. Guangdong is one of the Chinese provinces most affected by the H7N9 virus in 2014. [...]

Training tools for family poultry production

xxThe year 2014 is the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) with the goal to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder production and their importance for food security and poverty eradication. [...]

Influenza virus H7N9 now detected in southern China increasing risk of cross-border spread

xxxThe spread of the H7N9 virus among poultry in live bird markets (LBM) in China's Guangxi Province has significantly increased the risk that it will progressively spread to other neighbouring countries of China, posing an increased human health risk, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today. [...]

  FROM THE FIELD
 poultry Updating Surveillance and Contingency Measures for Influenza A(H7N9) in Africa [...] Veterinary experts Joint FAO-IAEA division gets award for helping in fight against H7N9 [...]
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coverFamily poultry development − Issues, opportunities and constraints
coverBuenas Prácticas Pecuarias (BPP) para la producción y comercialización porcina familiar
graph FAO DAIRY PRICE INDEX – January 2014 [...]

health research between China and Europe FAO-EU partnership: Coordinating animal health research between China and Europe [...]

 

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
20-24 February > Bangalore, India
18th Commonwealth Veterinary Association Asian Regional Meeting and Conference
6 March > FAO HQ, Rome
First Annual Meeting of the LEAP Partnership
2-3 April > Bruxelles, Belgium
87th EuFMD Executive Committee
25-27 April > Bogor, Indonesia
2nd Asian-Australasian Dairy Goat Conference
29 April - 1 May > Iowa State University, Ames, USA
Closing the Yield Gap - Global Food Security Consortium Spring Symposium


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