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TEST TEST TEST FAO position on wild birds and the risks of bird flu (February 2017)

Statement by Juan Lubroth, FAO's Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) - FAO recognises the scientific evidence that wild birds, especially waterfowl, are natural reservoirs for influenza A viruses. In the efforts to better control the disease...[More]


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16 December 2016
FAO-DAHĺs participant-driven training improves influenza surveillance in Viet Nam >>>

09 November 2016
Highly pathogenic avian influenza spreading in Europe, South Asia >>>

08 November 2016
One Health technical and ministerial meeting opens in Dakar >>>

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Key documents

Publications on H5 HPAI

H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of clade detected through surveillance of wild migratory birds in the Tyva Republic, the Russian Federation ľ potential for international spread (September 2016) >>>

Addressing H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza - Qualitative risk assessment on spread in the Central African region
(October 2016) >>>

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1 HPAI) spread in The Middle East: risk assessment
(September 2016) >>>

Publications on A(H7N9)

Qualitative risk assessment update (April 2014) >>>

Risk management along the food chain >>>

Surveillance guidelines for uninfected countries in Southeast Asia and South Asia
(November 2013) >>>

Laboratory protocols and algorithms (June 2013) >>>

Guidelines for risk communication messaging (September 2015) >>>

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Other relevant publications

Biosecurity for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI): Issues and options (FAO guidelines) >>>

Biosecurity guide for live poultry markets (FAO guidelines) >>>

Economic analysis of animal diseases (FAO guidelines) >>>

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