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20 Aug 2014

FAO urges sustained support for animal disease monitoring

"Weak link" in public health protection efforts must not be neglected  

FAO today told ministers of health and agriculture meeting in Indonesia that animal disease monitoring systems require sustained support and have a critical role to play in preventing human disease threats.  
"Animal health remains one the weakest...

   
21 Jul 2014

FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic

Organization working to help prevent transmission of deadly virus from wildlife to humans in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Increased efforts are needed to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species including fruit bats, FAO warned today.

   
11 Jul 2014

FAO works to curb the burden of brucellosis in endemic countries ::: Case studies from Eurasia and the Near East

Volume 8 ::: July 2014 :::
Inside

1. Timely and effective assistance to countries;
2. Brucellosis control programme in Tajikistan: pathway to success;
3. A stepwise approach for progressive control of brucellosis in livestock;
4. Importance of regional cooperation and networking for brucellosis control;
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7 Jul 2014

China Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Highlights

Volume 64 ::: May 2014 :::
Inside:

1. UNTGH Working Group on Diseases at the Human-Animal Interface;
2. Strengthening collaboration between China and FAO on animal health and production: MoA and FAO review meeting held at FAO HQs in Rome;
3. Upcoming activities.

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7 Jul 2014

FAO ECTAD Annual Report 2013

Report - Poultry production, and its associated activities, account for around one percent of Indonesia’s gross domestic product and provide the majority of animal protein consumed by 232 million Indonesians.

A complex array of poultry enterprises, ranging from intensive commercial enterprises, to small-scale semi intensive broiler and layer enterprises,...

   
4 Jul 2014

FAO prepares for the USAID Second Phase of Emerging Pandemic Threats Programme

The emergence of new and potentially pandemic infectious diseases like certain avian influenza strains raises serious public health, economic, security and development concerns. Since launching the five-year Emerging Pandemic Threats Programme (EPT1) in 2009 to predict and prepare for such global epidemics, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)...

   
2 Jul 2014

EMPRES- Animal Health 360 ::: issue No.43 - 2014

EMPRES 360Spotlighting joint efforts to fight hunger and poverty through animal health

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1 Jul 2014

Emergence of lumpy skin disease in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin countries

Publication [ARABIC] - EMPRES watch ::: Vol. 29

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1 Jul 2014

“Top Ten” list of food-borne parasites released

New guidelines being developed to control parasites in food

A "Top Ten" list identifying the food-borne parasites of greatest global concern has been released today, and new guidelines are being developed to control them. The parasites affect the health of millions of people every year, infecting muscle tissues and organs,...

   
27 Jun 2014

Debriefing and results of the first locust control campaign in Madagascar

STORIES - A debriefing on the results of the first locust control campaign (2013/14) of the Three year Programme in response to the locust plague, was held on Friday 27 June 2014 at the FAO Representation in Madagascar. This debriefing, jointly chaired by the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development,...

   
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