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April 19, 2012

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Kenyan authorities tackle increase in rabies

Kenya mounts effective One Health response by drawing on national and international expertise from animal health, public health
FAO is providing support to the Kenyan government to tackle a recent spike in rabies cases in the country’s southwestern districts along Lake Victoria, where cattle, dogs and humans have died since the beginning of the year. The recent death of a child and a woman due to rabies resulted in a lingering rabies problem gaining newfound urgency. FAO continues to raise awareness about rabies and to mobilize resources. [...]

PUBLICATIONS
AGA in ACTION
coverWorking Paper: Poverty mapping in Uganda – Extrapolating household expenditure data using environmental data and regression techniques ©FAO/Eoin Ryan
FAO recently issued an alert on Egypt and Libya, both hit by foot-and-mouth disease. The identified SAT2 strain of FMD had only been detected once before in the region. Its spread poses a high risk for food security, since livestock have little or no immunity from vaccination or exposure to SAT2. FAO has been supporting Egypt and Libya and is involved in measures to protect neighbouring countries from a novel incursion of SAT2 [...]
coverGuidelines 6 and 7 are now available in French
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Informe: Plan nacional de acción para la conservación, mejoramiento y utilización sostenible de los recursos genéticos animales de Colombia (pdf in Spanish)
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
24- 27 April > Seoul, South Korea
Workshop for the Focus Area “Reduced discharge”
25-27 April > Bruges, Belgium
4th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management
28 April, World Veterinary Day 2012
7-10 May > Brasilia, Brazil
Workshop for the Focus Area “Restoring value to grasslands”

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