Nigeria: new bird flu strain detected, says UN agriculture agency

A new strain of avian flu never before reported in Africa has been identified in Nigeria, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today.

Avian influenza: situation improving but threat remains, UN expert says

Although some countries are facing continuing and significant outbreaks of bird flu, the situation in the rest of the world is improving because of major efforts by governments around the world, the United Nations System Influenza Coordinator said today.

Ducks and rice major factors in bird flu outbreaks, says UN agency

Ducks, rice and people – and not chickens – have emerged as the most significant factors in the spread of avian influenza in Thailand and Viet Nam, according to a study carried out by a group of experts from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and associated research centres.

Bird flu deeply entrenched in Indonesia, despite best efforts – UN agency

Despite major efforts to control the outbreak of avian influenza in Indonesia – the country worst hit by the virus – the situation there remains “grave,” the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today.

Commending India’s control of bird flu outbreak, UN says vigilance still needed

The recent, worst-ever outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Indian state of West Bengal seems to have been brought under control by the swift and comprehensive measures taken by the country’s authorities, though continued vigilance was crucial, the United Nations agricultural agency said today.

Five Indonesians succumb to bird flu infection – UN health agency

Five Indonesians living in the west of Java, the most populous island in the Asian archipelago, have become the latest human fatalities from avian influenza, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed.

Avian flu remains global threat, cautions UN

Despite advances in controlling the virus, recent avian influenza outbreaks in more than one dozen countries reveal that it is still a global threat, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today.