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FAO and its partners accelerate the process of rinderpest virus destruction and sequestration in Africa

click to enlarge August 2015 - Rinderpest, or ‘’cattle plague’’, is an acute, highly contagious disease affecting several species of wild and domestic cloven-hoofed animals, notably cattle and buffalo. It killed millions of cattle over the millennia in Africa, Asia and Europe and was officially declared eradicated in 2011 at conferences of The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Following these historical celebrations the Member States of the African Union (AU) recommended that all African countries should destroy...[Read more]


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