Japan to end mandatory testing for mad cow disease
14 July 2016

Mandatory testing of all cattle aged over 48 months for bovine spongiform encephalopathy will cease next year, officials said Tuesday. read more...

Ecologists identify potential new sources of Ebola and other filoviruses
14 July 2016

An international team of ecologists has identified the bat species with the greatest potential to harbor filoviruses a family that includes Ebola virus. read more...

Study shows over 20 countries remain environmentally suitable for transmission of Ebola virus
14 July 2016

Though the West African Ebola outbreak that began in 2013 is now under control, 23 countries remain environmentally suitable for animal-to-human transmission of the Ebola virus. read more...

First phase of PPR global eradication effort taking shape
14 July 2016

FAO and OIE conclude successful peer review expert meeting to gather feedback on workplan for first five year programme for PPR eradication

The first five-year phase of the global programme to eradicate Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) has taken a step closer to finalization, following a two day strategy session (11-12 July) at FAO’s Rome headquarters that brought together animal health experts, government representatives, livestock professionals and other stakeholders from around the world read more...

Livestock-related interventions during emergencies: A technical manual is now available
13 July 2016

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide depend on livestock for their livelihoods. Livestock is particularly important as a source of food and income in some of the areas most affected by natural and human-induced disasters, whether it is in Sub-Saharan Africa or the Near East for example. read more...

As H5N1 spreads in West and Central Africa FAO calls for increased vigilance
13 July 2016

Cameroon becomes latest country in region to detect virulent bird flu. Countries across West and Central Africa are on alert as the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1continues to spread across the region, with Cameroon becoming the latest African country to detect the disease. The strain can infect and cause death in humans and kills poultry at a high rate read more...

Salmonella, antibiotic resistance declining in US poultry meat
12 July 2016

Incidence of Salmonella in ground chicken and turkey meat has dropped to its lowest level since the FDA began monitoring the foodborne pathogen, according to a new report. read more...

ASIA (Iraq) Avian Influenza HPAI H5N1
12 July 2016

On Tue 12 Jul 2016, the Wasit Provincial Council reported cases of bird flu in a number of poultry farms in the areas north of the province (city of Kut) and directed the concerned authorities to destroy more than 2.5 million chickens. read more...

How the bacterial protective shell is adapted to challenging environments
7 July 2016

July 7, 2016. A new study reveals novel bacterial defense mechanisms against the immune system and how they can become resistant to antibiotics. read more...

Why Congress Zika impasse could awaken Ebola menace
7 July 2016

July 7, 2016. Emergency funds to fight that deadly virus may run out in October because they were poached to fight Zika until Congress agreed on a plan to battle the new, mosquito-borne epidemic. read more...

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