News & Perspective

Oct 12, 2006

Oct 12, 2006

FAO launches disease crisis center

(CIDRAP News) – To speed emergency responses to avian influenza and other animal and plant diseases, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) inaugurated a new crisis management center (CMC) at its Rome headquarters today.

Nov 16, 2007

Nov 16, 2007

Study says wild birds unlikely to bring H5N1 to Americas

(CIDRAP News) – An analysis of influenza viruses collected from North American migratory birds over a 6-year period suggests that wild birds rarely carry avian flu viruses between Eurasia and North America, implying that the risk of the deadly H5N1 virus reaching the Americas by that route is probably low.

Dec 19, 2007

Dec 19, 2007

FAO reports downturn in H5N1 outbreaks for 2007

(CIDRAP News) – Despite recent spikes in H5N1 avian influenza activity in humans and birds, there have been fewer bird outbreaks in fewer countries this year than in 2006, according to a preliminary report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

Global health groups weigh in on H7N9 threat

(CIDRAP News) – China's H7N9 influenza outbreak was one of the high-profile disease topics in the opening address today for the annual World Health Assembly (WHA), as two global health groups issued new assessments of the risk to humans and the poultry trade.

Sep 22, 2014

Sep 22, 2014

News Scan for Sep 22, 2014

EV-D68 in 22 states
2 more MERS cases, 1 death
FAO concerned about H5N6
University meningitis B death
Peanut company convictions

Nov 11, 2014

Nov 11, 2014

News Scan for Nov 11, 2014

800th Saudi MERS case
Uganda Marburg outbreak over
H5N6 in poultry
Malaria control in Africa
Post-exposure BioThrax

Mar 22, 2016

Mar 22, 2016

News Scan for Mar 22, 2016

More Saudi MERS cases
New chikungunya infections
H5N1 case in Egypt
Yellow fever in Angola

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