FAO pushes for road map to control zoonotic diseases

Workshops focus on tackling and containing animal-borne diseases such as Ebola and MERS.

Infectious animal-borne disease threats such as Ebola and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS) are here to stay, and further painful outbreaks are likely to flare up, or new disease threats will definitely emerge in the near future, Juan Lubroth, chief veterinarian for the U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), said before asking whether the world is prepared to detect them and prevent their spread.

To better assess and manage such outbreaks in the futur

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