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7 Jul 2014

China Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Highlights

Volume 64 ::: May 2014 :::

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.


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



1 Jul 2014

Emergence of lumpy skin disease in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin countries

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


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,...

10 Jun 2014

FAO Wheat Rust Diseases Global Programme 2014–2017

Strengthening capacities and promoting collaboration to prevent wheat rust epidemics

Wheat is a source of food and livelihoods for over 1 billion people in developing countries. A major staple food crop in many countries, it is an important source of nutrition, providing on average 40 percent of per capita calorie intake....

25 May 2014

FAO and OIE boost collaboration on animal health

Joint programmes to address diseases including rabies, foot-and-mouth disease, and peste des petits ruminants, and ensure judicious use of veterinary drugs with WHO

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) today pledged to step up their existing collaboration to control...

23 May 2014

MERS Coronavirus: Stepped up research into role of camels and other animals urged

Expert meeting in Oman leads to guidance on investigating transmission routes and stemming spread of the disease

Health experts and veterinarians are among those calling for stepped up monitoring, investigations, and immediate reporting of cases of the potentially fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), an infection that has caused numerous human...

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