Influenza and other Emerging Zoonotic Diseases at the Human-Animal Interface
FAO/OIE/WHO Joint Scientific Consultation
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241564243 ISBN-10    9241564245
Order Number    19300237 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    25.00 / US$    30.00 Developing countries:    CHF    17.50
English     2011        60   pages
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Given the complexity of zoonotic disease emergence in an increasingly globalized world, effective strategies for reducing future threats must be identified. Lessons learned from past experiences controlling diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), and pandemic (H1N1) 2009, indicate that new paradigms are needed for early detection, prevention, and control to reduce persistent global threats from influenza and other emerging zoonotic diseases.

This document is a summary of a consultation betweenThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe). It provides examples of emerged or emerging zoonotic viral diseases. It describes commonalities across diseases and ideas for new approaches and suggests steps towards translating meeting outcomes into policy.