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Avian Influenza

This online thematic collection contains the FAO Glossary on Avian Influenza in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

The concepts have been selected from FAO and international documents and publications on avian influenza, as well as from the proceedings of meetings of experts discussing related issues, such as the FAO/OIE International Animal Health Communicators’ Roundtable held at FAO Headquarters in April 2007.

FAO pays particular attention to enhance language use and to standardize technical terminology for its meetings, documentation and publications. It also promotes standard best practices for terminology management and storage, facilitating growth, interoperability and exchange.

The Glossary contains 395 concepts with synonyms, variants, definitions, remarks and context fields where appropriate.

It should be noted that avian influenza involves many disciplines and subdomains such as: disease analysis, prevention, outbreak, public health, veterinary science, virology, production, aid, politics, UN system-wide coordination, geography, etc. It has been necessary, therefore, to limit the selection of terms to those directly related to avian influenza and to the most commonly used concepts within the domain.

This Glossary will serve to facilitate multilingual communication and documentation in FAO’s long-term objective of enhancing food security and of protecting human and animal health and economic security for farmers through capacity building in Member Nations challenged by transboundary diseases such as avian influenza.

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