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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is the international organisation responsible for animal health and veterinary public health, the OIE plays a key role in setting international standards to reduce risks form animal pathogens and in building capacity to meet these standards to detect and respond to animal disease events whatever the source.

The OIE is fully committed to collaboration with the United Nations and its agencies to reduce threats from animal pathogens to animal health and public health. This includes reducing the threat of and impact from naturally occurring infections disease outbreaks, laboratory accidents and deliberate releases of animal pathogens.