BSE/vCJD PUBLIC HEALTH AND TRADE
AN INTERNATIONAL JOINT MEETING OF THE WHO, FAO AND OIE
|The BSE crisis in EU countries has wide
global implications for both human and animal health and international trade. Mounting
concern has thrown up a series of key questions that will soon need to be answered :
what is safe to eat?; is enough being done to protect human populations
from BSE?; how can spread of BSE to other countries be prevented?; what
can scientists do to improve communication about the risks from BSE?
To address those questions WHO, FAO and OIE will hold a meeting in Paris on 11-14 June 2001, at OIE Headquarters. More specifically, the meeting will thrash out approaches to disease prevention and policy recommendations:
Participants in the meeting will include subject specialists, NGOs, representative of stakeholder organizations, consumer associations, other international organizations, participants from developing countries, and national health and food authorities.