Preparation of African swine fever contingency plans

Influenza and
other emerging
zoonotic diseases at the
human-animal interface

FAO ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH PROCEEDINGS 13
FAO/OIE/WHO Joint Scientific Consultation 27-29 April 2010, Verona (Italy)

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the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
and
the World Organisation for Animal Health
and
the World Health Organisation
Rome, 2011


ABSTRACT

Given the complexity of zoonotic disease emergence in an increasingly globalized world, effective strategies for reducing future threats must be identified. Lessons learned from past experiences controlling diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), and pandemic (H1N1) 2009, indicate that new paradigms are needed for early detection, prevention, and control to reduce persistent global threats from influenza and other emerging zoonotic diseases. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe) organised a joint scientific consultation in Verona, Italy (27-29 April 2010) entitled "FAO-OIE-WHO Joint Scientific Consultation on Influenza and Other Emerging Zoonotic Diseases at the Human-Animal Interface". This document is a summary of the consultation. It provides examples of emerged or emerging zoonotic viral diseases. It describes commonalities across diseases and ideas for new approaches and suggests steps towards translating meeting outcomes into policy.


Table of Contents

Executive summary

 

Background

 

Setting the scene

 

Examples of emerged or emerging zoonotic viral diseases

    Zoonotic influenza with the potential for high public health impact
    Emerging or sporadic viral zoonotic diseases of public health concern
    Animal-origin agents that have emerged as high-public-health-impact zoonoses

Commonalities across diseases, and ideas for new approaches

    Aata and data sharing
    Surveillance
    Ecosystem dynamics
    Diagnostics
    Behaviour change and communication
    Capacity building, education and research
    Multidisciplinary collaborative approaches
    Sustainable approachest

Moving forwards: steps towards translating meeting outcomes into policy

 

Annex A

    List of participants

Annex B

    Agenda

Annex C

    Abstracts: examples of emerged or emerging zoonotic viral diseases

Annex D

    WHO Declarations of Interest

Annex E

    The FAO-OIE-WHO Collaboration: a Tripartite Concept Note



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