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FAO launches emergency projects
to fight H7N9 avian flu

Initiatives to help Asian countries improve virus detection, control and response

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September 2013, Bangkok, Thailand – Two emergency regional projects aimed at containing avian influenza were launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific at a three-day workshop. The meeting was attended by veterinary experts from countries in the sub-regions of Southeast and South Asia and from a number of international organizations and development partners...[Read more]


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16 September 2013
Bird flu viruses could re-emerge in upcoming flu season >>>

07 August 2013
FAO and African Union
sign Memorandum of Understanding to control avian influenza H7N9 spread >>>

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Key documents

Adressing the avian influenza A(H7N9) emergency

Biosecurity for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI): Issues and options (PDF) >>>

Biosecurity fact sheet (PDF) >>>

Biosecurity brochure (PDF) >>>

The importance of biosecurity in reducing HPAI risks on farms and in markets (PDF) >>>

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From FAO-EMPRES-i website


14-17 August 2013
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

2nd International Congress on Pathogens at the Human-Animal Interface (ICOPHAI): One Health for Sustainable Development (external website)>>>

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