IAH experts advise FAO on rinderpest eradication announcement
Posted: 19 October, 2010
IAH scientists contributed to a special meeting at the headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation in Rome (13-15th October), culminating in an announcement by the FAO's Director General that they had ended field operations on rinderpest. "As of mid 2010, FAO is confident that the rinderpest virus has been eliminated from Europe, Asia, Middle East, Arabian Peninsula, and Africa," reports the FAO. Since no other parts of the world were affected by rinderpest, this means that rinderpest has been eradicated.