Avian influenza continues to circulate in
"The risk of a pandemic will be with us for the foreseeable future," said the
FAO's chief veterinary officer Joseph Domenech, calling for stronger global efforts to combat the disease.
Each of the three countries harboring the virus is in that position at least in part because of infrastructure problems, Domenech says.
However, Domenech says there have been fewer cases of bird flu so far this year than a year ago, indicating a reduction in overall viral load, and the presence of H5N1 in wild birds has been less than last year when the virus surged, particularly in