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Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme (GREP)

Call for countries to comply with moratorium on research using live rinderpest virus

FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are calling on countries to comply with a global moratorium on research that involves working with live rinderpest virus in laboratories. FAO and OIE are working together to bring about the destruction of potentially dangerous virus samples and biological materials that are currently stored in more than 40 laboratories across the world, some under insufficient levels of biosecurity [more...]

FAO-OIE united in rinderpest post-eradication programme

As FAO nears the one-year anniversary of the historic moment marking rinderpest’s official eradication, FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are continuing to move forward in their strategy to keep rinderpest consigned forever to history books and the annals of veterinary medicine. [more ...]