FAO pushes for a road map to control and contain zoonotic diseases

Rome workshops focus on tackling and containing animal-borne diseases such as Ebola and MERS

Infectious animal-borne disease threats such as Ebola and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are here to stay, and further painful outbreaks are likely to flare up or new disease threats will definitely emerge in the near future, said Juan Lubroth, FAO's chief veterinarian, querying whether the world is prepared to detect them and prevent their spread.