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28/06/2011
Rinderpest eradicated - what next?

Eradication of the deadly virus is a model for other diseases

"While we are celebrating one of the greatest successes for FAO and its partners, I wish to remind you that this extraordinary achievement would not have been possible without the joint efforts and strong commitments of governments, the main organizations in Africa, Asia and Europe, and without the continuous support of donors and international institutions", FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf said today.

Diouf made the comment as FAO's member countries officially recognized global freedom from the deadly cattle virus.