FAO Report Warns of Continued H5N1 Danger

by 5m Editor
24 March 2010, at 10:44am

GLOBAL - An international task force from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is concerned over declining support for monitoring H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), despite disease persistence and spread.

Juan Lubroth, FAO's Chief Veterinary Officer, said: "Unfortunately, H5N1 may have slipped off the radar screen for some people but it continues to be a major problem, especially in Egypt and parts of Asia, where it is having a huge impact on food security and the livelihoods of farmers and local communities."

H5N1 HPAI has not been restricted to Asia alone, he added, outbreaks having also occurred in Europe, Central Asia and parts of Africa.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.