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UN agency calls for $20 million to halt spread of ‘highly virulent’ avian flu in West Africa

20 July 2015 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today warned that without timely intervention “to stop it in its tracks,” outbreaks of the highly virulent avian flu virus H5N1, which has already spread to five West African countries in six months, will spread across the region and beyond.