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UN agencies urge stepped-up global response to infectious diseases

As senior government officials, key policy-makers and influential business leaders from across the globe gather in New York for the World Economic Forum, several United Nations agencies are gearing up to launch a major report urging a stepped-up global response to infectious diseases.

UN agency urges countries to stop use of antibiotic in food production

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today suggested that countries phase out the use of an antibiotic in food production that has been shown to cause genetic defects and possibly lead to cancer.

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.