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Tissue samples from chickens await testing at a Nigerian laboratory. Credit: Scott Nelson/WPN for FAO

FAO urges sustained support for animal disease monitoring

"Weak link" in public health protection efforts must not be neglected

"Animal health remains one the weakest links in terms of how the world deals with disease risks," FAO Chief Veterinary Officer Juan Lubroth said in remarks delivered at a meeting on the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) in Jakarta, Indonesia (20-21 August) being attended by human and animal health authorities and experts from around the globe. [...]