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Antimicrobials are needed to ensure food security, but they need to be used responsibly, an FAO official says.
Taking a One Health approach, the authors say implementation of national action plans has been slow.
Of nations surveyed, 60% have developed a national action plan and 33% are working on one.
Also, the FAO, WHO, and OIE agree to strengthen their collaboration on antimicrobial resistance.
The low-path H7 detection is the first in the US this year, and more tests will be done to characterize the H7N1 virus.
Over 90% of the world's population live in a nation that has created or is working on an action plan.
Bulgaria and South Africa report outbreaks, and the USDA approves the first poultry DNA vaccine.
The latest outbreak affects a farm housing almost 400,000 poultry.
In other H7N9 developments, China's agriculture ministry this week announced plans to expand poultry vaccination to the whole country.
Some products have shown promise, but efficacy varies across animal populations and more study is needed.
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