- FAO is supporting the return of displaced people with distributions of vegetable seeds in Bangui to resume agriculture production
- FAO, USAID and SAARC continue building regional preparedness for H7N9 and other avian influenza viruses
- FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic
- Saving the agriculture season in response to the food security emergency in CAR
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New avian influenza flare-ups
Virus remains a global threat and disease control strongly improved - Recent avian influenza outbreaks in 15 countries demonstrate that the H5N1 virus remains a global threat and requires close monitoring and strong control efforts, FAO said today.
Since December 2007, Bangladesh, Benin, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Myanmar, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Viet Nam have confirmed new H5N1 outbreaks in poultry stocks.