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Nov 08, 2016

Nov 08, 2016
tufted ducks

H5N8 spreads to wild birds in Germany, Austria

Austrian officials said H5N8 had also been found in Croatia, which would raise the number of countries affected in Europe to five. 

Sep 26, 2016

Sep 26, 2016
Poultry farmer in Palestine

FAO warns of H5N1 threat to Middle East

Recent outbreaks in Iraq and Lebanon pose a risk to other nations because of political instability and a host of other factors.

Sep 21, 2016

Sep 21, 2016
NDM-1  Enterobacter cloacae

UN leaders pledge to fight antimicrobial resistance

The UN declaration, however, did not set any targets for reduced use of antibiotics in humans and animals.

Sep 21, 2016
Great cormorant

Russian waterfowl finding prompts FAO warning about H5N8 spread

Given past patterns, the FAO warned countries that border the Caspian and Black Seas, as well as Western Europe, to be on high alert.

Sep 16, 2016

Sep 16, 2016
Goat farm

FAO advises nations on curbing ag antimicrobial use

The use of antimicrobials in livestock tops 60,000 metric tons a year.

Jul 14, 2016

Jul 14, 2016

FAO calls for more surveillance after African H5N1 outbreaks

Cameroon's recent outbreak is its first since 2006 and signals southern movement of the virus, the FAO said.

May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016
White farm chickens

Four countries battle more high-path avian flu outbreaks

Cambodia, Ghana, and Indonesia report H5N1, and Italy notes its 2nd H7N7 event this month.

Mar 21, 2016

Mar 21, 2016
Zika flyer

Experts probe Zika mosquito control, more microcephaly

Experts said only 2 of the new methods—Wolbachia and transgenic mosquitoes—were at the stage for carefully designed pilot projects.

Mar 15, 2016

Mar 15, 2016
Live-poultry market

H5N6 sickens another in China as Egypt notes 2 H5N1 cases

The H5N6 patient, who had visited a live-poultry market, has the world's 10th case.

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