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ECDC has published a rapid risk assessment on the epidemiological situation of West Nile virus infection in the European Union. In the ongoing 2011 West Nile virus transmission season, cases have been reported from newly affected geographical areas. 86 human cases of West Nile fever have been reported in the EU, with 74 cases in […]
On the 29th of August, the FAO urged heightened readiness and surveillance against a possible major resurgence of the H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza amid signs that a mutant strain of the deadly Bird Flu virus is spreading in Asia and beyond, with unpredictable risks to human health. The H5N1 virus has infected 565 people […]
This article is a summary of a presentation given by Dr Ronello Abila at the FAVA Congress held in Bangkok in 2008 entitled: Risk Assessment on the Cross border spread of FMD and CSF in Southeast Asia. A qualitative risk assessment was conducted to examine the risk factors involved in the cross border spread of […]
The recent announcement by the global scientific community of what is expected to be a successful worldwide eradication of rinderpest is providing a renewed drive to African animal health researchers to focus on ways of controlling its cousin, peste des petits ruminants, a similar disease that is increasingly threatening Africa’s small ruminant populations. African veterinary […]
After years of sustained combined efforts to stifle Rinderpest, a deadly cattle plague that caused devastating mortality on animal health and threatened food security for millions in Africa has finally been eradicated from the face of the earth. To mark the occasion, a commemorative ceremony was presided over by the outgoing FAO Director-General Dr Jacques […]
STAR-IDAZ was launched with a meeting in London on 12-13 May, 2011. Involving 22 partner organisations from 17 countries and industry, STAR-IDAZ aims to establish an international forum of R&D programme owners/managers and international organisations for the purpose of sharing information, improving collaboration on research activities and working towards common research agendas and coordinated research […]