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    Newsletter
    Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Situation worldwide and major epidemiological events in 2005-2006
    No.1 - 2007
    2007
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    Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is the most contagious transboundary animal disease (TAD) affecting cloven hoofed animals. Significant economic losses are produced by its high morbidity and the export trade restrictions imposed on affected countries. There are seven recognised serotypes of FMD (O, A, C, Asia 1, SAT 1, SAT 2 and SAT 3), which differ in distribution across the world. Serotypes A and O have the widest distribution, occurring in Africa, Asia and South America. Types SAT 1, 2 and 3 are currently restricted to Africa only and Asia 1 to Asia; the capacity to invade free areas is common to all types and periodically SATs are introduced into the Near East, and Asia-1 into western and eastern parts of Eurasia. Infection or vaccination against one serotype does not provide protection against the other serotypes...
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    Innovative digital solutions to support control of foot-and-mouth disease 2020
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    Foot-and-mouth Disease (FMD) is a transboundary animal disease (TAD) notorious for its ability to severely affect, and indeed disrupt, regional and international trade in animals and animal products. However, the burden FMD imposes on developing countries is generally much less known. In FMD-endemic countries, which are usually developing countries, the disease threatens food security and the livelihoods of smallholders, and prevents animal husbandry sectors from developing their economic potential. In this context, workforce development of veterinary services and animal health professionals is key for early detection, effective management and progressive control of FMD. Many FMD-endemic countries have limited resources to organize and manage training programme on FMD preparedness and control, and to arrange the logistics involved. To overcome these obstacles, the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD) promotes the establishment of regional Virtual Learning Centres (VLCs), in collaboration with FAO Regional and Subregional Offices.
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    Applying Public-Private Partnerships to control Foot-and-mouth and similar transboundary animal diseases
    Training course
    2022
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    This course is suitable for colleagues in public veterinary services, in particular, those who are involved in designing and implementing Foot-and-mouth and similar Transboundary animal diseases (FAST) control plans; and those within legal, finance and planning departments within the Veterinary Services. The course is also relevant for private sector stakeholders with interest in involvement in activities related to animal health and specifically control of infectious diseases of livestock; for national and regional associations of farmers, veterinarians, paraprofessionals, pharmaceutical and vaccine producers, distributors, companies, and non-government organizations.

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