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Assessing, monitoring and managing the avian influenza A (H7N9) situation

FAO's Emergency Prevention System (EMPRES) for Animal Health, with the assistance of international experts, has developed three guiding documents to meet the challenge triggered by the H7N9 events:

The Emergency risk assessment summarizes the latest knowledge on the potential introduction and spread of the virus. Download full PDF

Risk management along the food chain examines short-term management measures and provides a long-term vision to prevent the spread of H7N9 and to minimize its socio-economic impact. Download full PDF

The Guidelines for emergency risk-based surveillance detail strategies to assist national authorities in rapidly detecting an incursion of H7N9 in non-affected countries/areas and in investigating the presence of the virus along the poultry production and market chain. Download full PDF