New UN guide helps Latin American farmers prevent avian influenza

In order to help prevent a possible outbreak of avian flu in Latin America and the Caribbean and raise public awareness of the threat posed by the disease, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published a new handbook for the region’s small-scale poultry farmers.

Bird flu a threat to southern Balkans, Caucasus region, warns UN agency

Despite successful efforts to contain the spread of the deadly H5N1 virus, avian flu poses a threat to a growing number of countries, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which says the Caucasus and southern Balkans are now considered “high-risk” areas.

Bird flu virus becoming endemic in parts of Asia – UN

Laboratory results show that a recent wave of bird flu in poultry in Thailand and Laos was the result of both old and new strains of the H5N1 virus, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, calling for vigorous implementation of control measures to prevent further spread of the disease.

Actor Jackie Chan stars in UN-backed TV announcement warning about deadly bird flu

World-famous actor and martial arts expert Jackie Chan stars in a United Nations-backed television public service announcement alerting children and their families around the world to the dangers of bird flu, which has killed more than 130 people worldwide and led to the deaths of 200 million birds.