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Monday, January 2, 2017

OIE creates global avian influenza web portal.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has created a web portal on avian influenza to help public gain a better understanding of the international avian influenza situation.According to the OIE, gaining a better understanding of the disease, providing easy access to recommendations on how to control it, and raising awareness of the current global avian influenza situation are the main objectives for creating the portal. The new OIE portal on avian influenza brings together a wealth of information, enabling a greater understanding of the disease and detailing the biosecurity measures recommended by the OIE, at both the farm and trade level, to halt its spread. The platform describes the actions taken by the OIE and its partners. Indeed, the prevention and control of zoonotic influenza's is one of the three priorities of the alliance between the OIE, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the World Health Organization (WHO). During recent months, the avian influenza strain H5N8, in particular, has been in the news, having been successively identified in several regions of the world, particularly Europe and America, as well as Asia and the Middle-East. The new OIE portal allows us to follow this strain’s global evolution as well as the other H5 and H7 strains in real time. check it out