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ILRI scientists put livestock squarely on the (human) health table

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Delia Grace will lead a one-hour session on some of the urgent, complex and fascinating issues at the interface of human and animal health … Watch this 3-minute photofilm with commentary by Delia Grace and small-scale butchers and consumers interviewed along Langata Road in Nairobi, Kenya. Dying … Continue reading

Disease Control / Emerging Diseases / Livestock / Zoonotic Diseases

Lessons from swine flu

The once-looming public health threat has receded… But we’re Still Understanding Our Role in Such Outbreaks The American media circus has moved on, the drugstores are removing the “H1N1 Vaccinations Available Here” signs, and most people are engaged with other concerns. Like SARS, avian flu and hantavirus, swine flu is yesterday’s scare. But perhaps we’re … Continue reading

Animal Health / Emerging Diseases / Research

Sustaining global surveillance and response to emerging zoonotic diseases

H1N1 (“swine flu”), SARS, mad cow disease, and HIV/AIDS are a few examples of zoonotic diseases-diseases transmitted between humans and animals. Zoonotic diseases are a growing concern given multiple factors: their often novel and unpredictable nature, their ability to emerge anywhere and spread rapidly around the globe, and their major economic toll on several disparate … Continue reading

Bird flu / Disease Control / Livestock / Zoonotic Diseases

Despite many successes, avian influenza still threatens

FAO calls for sustained action on H5N1 and emerging infections 16 April 2010, Rome – Although concerted international action has successfully eliminated the deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus from poultry in almost all the 63 countries it infected at the peak of the world outbreak in 2006, it persists in five nations and thus poses … Continue reading

Asia / Bird flu / Disease Control / Livestock / Southeast Asia / Trade / Zoonotic Diseases

FAO studies cross-border trade of poultry commodities to improve risk management of avian influenza in the Greater Mekong Subregion

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) includes Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam and the southern provinces of China. In the GMS, the emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in early 2003 and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) from 2004 to 2010 has marked this region as a hotspot for emerging infectious diseases. Animal … Continue reading

Animal Diseases / Asia / Bird flu / Disease Control / Emerging Diseases / Zoonotic Diseases

Ministerial conference to discuss animal and pandemic influenza

A ministerial conference to marshal international cooperation against the advance of new infectious diseases opens this month in Hanoi, drawing on experience gained in responses to pandemic A/H1N1 influenza and H5N1 avian influenza. The conference will set the scene for a worldwide effort, over the next 20 years, for tackling threats to people’s health that … Continue reading

Animal Health / Bird flu / Disease Control / Europe / Zoonotic Diseases

Swiss tackle the threat of animal diseases

BSE, bird flu, foot and mouth, bluetongue, swine flu – it’s been an active decade for animal diseases and Swiss authorities are now preparing for the next wave. As veterinary experts know, it’s not a question of if the next big disease outbreak happens but when, something that the new Swiss animal health strategy aims … Continue reading

Animal Diseases / Bird flu / Disease Control / Human Health / Zoonotic Diseases

After H1N1, researchers warn of a potential new superbug

When the 2009 H1N1 flu virus emerged last April, it triggered the first new pandemic in more than 40 years, producing endless headlines and panic. But, now, some 10 months into the pandemic, the public’s fear has subsided. H1N1 turned out to be relatively weak, and action by global and national health officials has helped … Continue reading