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Asia-Pacific workshop on surveillance, prevention and control of zoonotic influenza

Paro, 29-31 August 2016

As a part of the Tripartite coordination in the Asia-Pacific region, FAO/OIE/WHO supported the Royal Government of Bhutan to organise the ‘Asia-Pacific Workshop on Surveillance, Prevention and Control of Zoonotic Influenza’ in Paro, Bhutan on 28-31 August 2016. A total of 69 participants and observers attended the workshop (13 countries; Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam, development partners; USAID, and international organisations; FAO, OIE, WHO).

The general objective of the workshop was to strengthen surveillance, prevention and control of zoonotic influenza using the One Health approach. The specific objectives of the workshop were: 1) to provide an update on the situation and scientific information of zoonotic influenza viruses at global, regional and country levels; 2) to share knowledge and experiences on avian influenza surveillance, prevention and control; and 3) to provide recommendations for Member countries and international partner organisations for prevention and control of zoonotic influenza.

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