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.