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    The Technical Meeting on understanding Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) at the human-animal interface was convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to determine the current status of the scientific knowledge on MERS-CoV and identify the major gaps that require further studies, in order to better understand the disease dynamics at the interface between humans and animals and develop practical and realistic approaches to control and minimi ze the impact of this virus. The meeting was also aimed at fostering collaborations and partnerships between institutions and organizations working on MERS-CoV at the human-animal interface. It was held in Rome from 21-22 January 2016.
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    Addressing Zaire Ebola virus (EBV) outbreaks
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    Following the ongoing outbreaks of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in several African countries reported since March 2014, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) prepared a rapid qualitative exposure and release assessment in order to evaluate the role of meat from wild animals and related activities linked to Zaire Ebola virus (EBOV) in human populations. The likelihood for human exposure to EBOV through close contact with wild species, hunting, handling and consumption of meat from different wild species as well as the likelihood of introduction and onward transmission of EBOV in non-infected countries through the consumption and trade of wild animal meat are assessed in this document. This rapid qualitative assessment is based upon information available up to 18 December 2014 and will be revised as circumstances change. The reader should note that the uncertainty in the assessment of the different levels of likelihood remains high since there is a need for a bet ter understanding of EBOV and related issues to provide a more precise assessment. The background information used to conduct this rapid qualitative risk assessment can be found in the Annex at the end of this document
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    Influenza and other zoonotic diseases at the human-animal interface
    FAO/OIE/WHO Joint Scientific Consultation, 27-29 April 2010, Verona (Italy)
    2011
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    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 dis eases. The 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) organised a joint scientific consultation in Verona, Italy (27-29 April 2010) entitled “FAO-OIE-WHO Joint Scientific Consultation on Influenza and Other Emerging Zoonotic Diseases at the Human-Animal Interface". This document is a summary of the consu ltation. 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.

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