Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)   US increases funding to combat influenza and emerging disease threats   Continued partnership will strengthen countries preparedness, surveillance and response   Some countries are still facing sporadic outbreaks of bird flu. “29 October 2012, Rome - FAOs commitment to fight emerging disease threats in hotspot regions worldwide is getting a boost with new funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the UN agency said today. ... ...‘One Health approach These activities are part of a broader effort by FAO and its partners, including the World Health Organization [WHO] and the World Organisation for Animal Health [OIE], to address zoonotic and other high impact diseases by addressing complex health threats through a holistic and multi-disciplinary lens. ...” Please read complete article: