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27 Jun 2011

Preventing E. Coli in Food

Prevention and control require a multidisciplinary approach in food safety and in animal and plant production as well as risk-based approaches along the entire food supply chain.

Hundreds of thousands of people are made ill by E. coli each year, with hundreds of them dying. In recent years, there has...

   
21 Jun 2011

New locust threat in Madagascar

Funds, material urgently needed for new campaign

A current buildup of locust populations in southwestern Madagascar could turn into a plague and seriously endanger the livelihoods of 13 million people unless a new campaign is launched to contain the crop-devouring insects, FAO said today.

According to latest estimates on the ground some...

   
26 May 2011

Concerted international effort urged on African Swine Fever

African pig disease spreading in Eurasia seen as global threat

Warning of a likely imminent upsurge of a deadly pig disease in the Caucasus region and Russian Federation, FAO today called on affected countries to step up precautionary measures and for a concerted international effort to prevent the infection spreading more...

   
19 May 2011

Anti-locust programme in Central Asia and Caucasus

FAO will assist ten countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus to save up to 25 million hectares of cultivated farmland from a locust crisis. Locusts are a serious threat for agriculture, food security and livelihoods in both regions including adjacent areas of northern Afghanistan and the southern Russian Federation.

   
21 Apr 2011

Stamping out H5N1 avian influenza could take decades

Eliminating the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus from poultry in the six countries where it remains endemic will take ten or more years, according to a new FAO report.

The report makes specific recommendations for each country regarding measures that should be taken...

   
15 Apr 2011

Situation in Japan

The current crisis in Japan -- triggered by the powerful earthquake of 11 March and subsequent tsunami -- is a complex emergency where the United Nations system is responding as and where requested by the Government of Japan.

Damage to nuclear power plants and the resulting risk of radiation mean that...

   
24 Mar 2011

North Korea: FAO says urgent vaccine and equipment needed to contain Foot-and-Mouth Disease

Around a million dollars of equipment and vaccines are urgently required to help stem outbreaks of deadly Foot-and-Mouth disease (FMD) in North Korea, followed by a more prolonged and concerted effort to modernize veterinary services in the country.

   
23 Mar 2011

Working together to support Japan and the global community

FAO, IAEA and WHO are committed to mobilizing their knowledge and expertise in support of the Japanese government's ongoing efforts to address food safety issues stemming from the events of 11 March.

Additional information on the food safety dimension of events in Japan is contained in a set of...

   
4 Mar 2011

FAO-OIE team in North Korea to help with Foot-and-Mouth disease

A team of animal health specialists from FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has arrived in North Korea to assist veterinary authorities there in responding to outbreaks of Foot-and-Mouth disease among pigs and cattle.

The group consists of a veterinarian specializing in FMD and transboundary animal...

   
25 Feb 2011

Vets go private, crush brucellosis in Central Asian republic

A dramatic decline in brucellosis, a serious disease affecting both livestock and humans in this Central Asian country, is being hailed as the first major victory of the recently privatized national animal health service.

Government services in this former Soviet republic all but collapsed during a civil war in...

   
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