EB 150/26. Reducing public health risks associated with the sale of live wild animals of mammalian species in traditional food markets – infection prevention and control

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In August 2020, the Seventy-third World Health Assembly adopted the resolution WHA73.5 on “Strengthening efforts on food safety”. Member States requested the Director-General to update the WHO strategy for food safety 2002,1 in coordination with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and in consultation with Member States and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).2 The resolution called on WHO to address current and emerging challenges and to take innovative approaches for strengthening national food safety systems