Americas Conference in Brazil Ends With Proposal to Prevent Bird Flu

Gathered at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations in BrasÀ­lia, capital of Brazil, representatives of the government of several countries of the Americas, elaborated a final document with measures to prevent the bird flu in the continent.

The government representatives were joined by the productive sector, and multilateral organizations such as the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and the Pan American Health Organization (OPAS)

The main topics of the Brasí­lia Declaration include the political, technical and financial support to execute the measures that will be provided by participating organizations.

The Declaration also established a group to develop strategies and execute them, in a way that favors the integration of countries’ health, agriculture, and production sectors.

As per the Declaration, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) must be informed of any occurrences of the disease.

The Hemispheric Conference on the Surveillance and Prevention of Avian Influenza ended today.

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