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2011-07-01 12:54:44

Review: Peste des petits ruminants: A suitable candidate for eradication? "Goat plague," or peste des petits ruminants (PPR), is threatening global food security and poverty alleviation in the developing world, say leading veterinarians and animal health experts in this week's Veterinary Record. They call on the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to turn their attention now to ridding the world of the PPR virus, which carries a very...

2011-06-02 14:30:00

Disease led to the establishment of the world's first veterinary school WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three decades after the global eradication of smallpox, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris last week announced the eradication of rinderpest, a previously dreaded livestock disease that, throughout history, has killed millions of animals in Europe, Asia and Africa, and triggered famines with devastating consequences for the world's human...

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2011-05-26 08:20:00

Rinderpest is gone! A cattle disease that has caused millions of people to die of starvation for hundreds of centuries has been declared eradicated from the world, according to world animal health body OIE. "Today we witness a historical event as rinderpest is the first animal disease ever to be eradicated by humankind," OIE Director General Bernard Vallat said at the organization's annual gathering. The Office International des Epizooties (OIE), the World Organization for Animal Health,...

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2010-04-29 06:25:00

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said Wednesday that the dramatic die-off of honey bees around the world, threatening crops that rely on the insects for pollination, is not due to any one single factor. The OIE said that a host of issues are plaguing the honey bees - including parasites, viruses, bacterial infections, pesticides, and poor nutrition resulting from the impact of human activities on the environment. Bee colonies naturally lose about 5 percent of their populations...

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2010-01-08 07:15:00

A worldwide vaccination campaign has finally succeeded in ridding the globe of a disease that has been plaguing cattle for millennia, the world's paramount veterinary agency announced on Thursday. Rinderpest, or cattle plague, is a disease that can kill off entire herds of cattle and buffalo, resulting in severe economic problems and malnutrition in villages in poor countries, reported AFP. A rigorous effort to vaccinate animals against the virus that causes the disease is finally bearing...

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2009-05-25 13:23:05

The world's top agency for animal health said on Monday that climate change is widening viral disease among farm animals, expanding the spread of some microbes that are also a known risk to humans, AFP reported. A survey of 126 member-states found 71 percent were "extremely concerned" about the expected impact of climate change on animal disease, according to The World Animal Health Organization"”known as OIE, an acronym of its name in French. Among those surveyed, 58 percent said they...

2009-04-27 18:50:00

More Accurate Name for Human Illnesses Occurring Now is 'North American Flu' WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Meat Institute (AMI) urged the news media to cease inaccurate references to swine flu because they are creating confusion among the public. "According to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), North American Flu is a more accurate description of the virus that has affected people in North America," said AMI President J. Patrick Boyle. Boyle...


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