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Bird flu viruses could re-emerge in upcoming flu season

Bird flu viruses continue to circulate in poultry.FAO has issued a new warning to the international community that the H7N9 and H5N1 avian influenza viruses continue to pose serious threats to human and animal health, especially in view of the upcoming flu season. “The world is more prepared than ever before to respond to bird flu viruses in light of a decade of work Continue reading

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome infections in humans

Photo: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIAID-NIHUnderstanding the potential role of animals in the emergence and spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) requires further investigation, analysis and study, FAO said today. Current evidence is not sufficient to identify the specific source, whether animal or otherwise, of the coronavirus that is Continue reading