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WHO Guidelines on Zoonosis

The World Health Organisation, United Nations Environment Programme and the World Organisation for Animal Health laid down fresh guidelines to reduce the risk of transmission of zoonotic pathogens to humans in food production. Guidelines Suspension of trade in live caught wild animals of mammalian species for food or breeding. To shut down food markets that ..




India free from Avian Influenza (H5N1)

India has been declared free from Avian Influenza (H5N1) by the OIE-World Organisation for Animal Health. The status will last only till another outbreak is reported. H5N1 is a highly contagious viral disease that particularly affects domestic poultry such as chickens, turkeys and ducks. The virus can also infect humans causing death in some cases.