Antimicrobial resistance poses a serious health risk to humans and animals in the EU and beyond.
Published on Feb 11, 2016

Antimicrobial resistance poses a serious health risk to humans and animals in the EU and beyond. European bodies are working together to tackle this problem. Mike Catchpole (from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control), Ernesto Liebana (from the European Food Safety Authority) and Hans-Georg Eichler (European Medicine Agency) explain what AMR is and illustrate the work done by the three sister agencies.


 
WHO to convene an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations
WHO statement, Thursday 28 January 2016

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan to convene an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on ‪‎Zika Virus‬. The Committee will meet on Monday 1 February 2016 in Geneva to ascertain whether the ‪‎Zika‬ outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

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Latest Ebola outbreak over in Liberia; West Africa is at zero, but new flare-ups are likely to occur
WHO, Thursday 14 January 2016

LIBERIA Today, WHO declares the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia and says all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa. But the Organization says the job is not over, more flare-ups are expected and that strong surveillance and response systems will be critical in the months to come.

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China’s beef industry holds ‘great potential’ for investors
FoodNavigator, Thursday 6 August 2015

China’s beef market will have great potential over the next decade, with its stakeholders expected to play an increasingly influential role in the global market, according to Rabobank.

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Thai firm in major Russian poultry acquisition
GlobalMeatNews, Tuesday 28 July 2015

Thailand-based company Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is to invest US$680 million in the purchase of two major poultry farms in the Leningrad Oblast of Russia, according to an official company report. The deal includes the Severnayay and Voiskovitsy farms, which jointly produce 180,000 tonnes (t) of poultry per year.

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South Korea reports 110 H5N8 outbreaks affecting 3 million poultry
CIDRAP FLU SCAN, Tuesday 28 July 2015

South Korea today reported 110 outbreaks of H5N8 avian flu affecting more than 3 million poultry, with some events dating back to last fall, according to a report posted by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

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Germany, Taiwan, Vietnam report avian flu outbreaks
CIDRAP NEWS, Monday 27 July 2015

Avian influenza caused by various strains struck poultry farms and backyard birds in Germany, Taiwan, and Vietnam over the past few days, according to reports to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Germany's outbreak involves the highly pathogenic H7N7 strain, which earlier this month struck commercial chicken and turkey farms in the English county of Lancashire.

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