The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has officially declared the eradication of a fatal cattle virus known as rinderpest. Approving a resolution stating that “the world was free” of the highly infections plague in a June 28, 2011, meeting in Rome, FAO also “called on the world community to follow up by ensuring that samples of rinderpest viruses be kept under safe laboratory conditions and that rigorous standards for disease surveillance and reporting be applied.” Details of the plague and its pending eradication were discussed in Issue 368 of this Update. See U.N. Service Press Release, June 28, 2011.