FAO warns of bird flu and other viral global health threats

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The world is at risk of major animal disease outbreaks like that seen in the 2006 avian influenza outbreaks unless surveillance and control of these diseases are enhanced, warns the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in a news release Jan. 29.

With governments cash-strapped financially, the UN agency is worried that investments in prevention and control measures of these potentially devastating diseases are lacking and could potentially turn into something as serious as a full-scale pandemic.

Source: Examiner.com (link opens in a new window)

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