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July 11, 2011
A veterinary technician testing blood samples from cattle in a laboratory to ensure the rinderpest virus has not returned. ©FAO/Ishara Kodikara

FAO in development of major initiative to combat infectious diseases

Eradication of the deadly virus is a model for other diseases
Emerging infectious diseases are spreading globally among wildlife, livestock and people due to changes in pathogen virulence, increased opportunities for species jumping, and globalization. More than 60% of these emerging pathogens are zoonotic, with the majority of diseases in people derived from wildlife. Disease also poses a serious threat to wildlife conservation. The Scientific Task Force on Wildlife Diseases (co-convened by FAO and UNEP) was created to address implications of diseases in wildlife as well as improve information sharing across different disciplines. [...]

PUBLICATIONS
VIDEO
cover FAO Animal Production and Health Guidelines 5: Guidelines for the preparation of livestock sector reviews
[PDF]

 

cover Tsetse and Trypanosomosis Information Bulletin: Volume 33/Part II [PDF]

 

cover FAO in One Health: sustainable animal health and contained animal-related human health risks [PDF]

video
Kenya's Maasai remember rinderpest
[watch the video]

AGA IN ACTION

FAO Network of Experts to Strengthen Quality Control Systems in Feed Analysis Laboratory
A Network of experts has been established with the aim to improve the Quality Control System in feed analysis laboratories. Technical Analysts and Laboratory Managers working in R&D institutions and feed industries in developing countries can direct their queries to the experts. [...]

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

WHAT'S NEW
Implementing the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources: updated Web pages
Global Rinderpest Eradication: Image gallery

 

They refer to us...
TIME - Healthland
CNN.com International
Wired.co.uk
El Universal
Le Matin
Frankfurter Rundschau
Los Angeles Times
PRI's The World


 

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