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Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Disease (ECTAD) - Viet Nam

The FAO Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) Viet Nam program was established early in 2006 to support the Viet Nam government in combatting the spread and entrenchment of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI H5N1).  This disease was starting to have significant economic impacts on the poultry sector, affect livelihoods and food security, as well as posing a global pandemic threat. [...]