disease

UN agency calls for global action to thwart spread of foot-and-mouth disease

Globalization of trade can lead to the spread of serious epidemics such as foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which calls for a worldwide effort to control the disease at its source in developing countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

Over 30 countries act on 'mad cow disease,' but more needs to be done, UN agency says

More than 30 countries have taken measures to combat "mad cow disease" but more precautions are needed to protect against its spread, the United Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.