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Novel coronavirus (19): China (HU) transmission dynamics

Information from a variety of sources suggests that this novel virus is a recombinant betacoronavirus of animal origin that emerged in November or December 2019, likely at the Wuhan Seafood Market. Epidemiological analysis was initiated after recognition of a market-linked pneumonia cluster in late December. Notwithstanding the name of the “Wuhan Seafood Market”, the market [...]

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Strategies for eliminating lumpy skin disease report by EFSA lately published

A report about the most effective strategies for eliminating lumpy skin disease (LSD) has been recently published by EFSA. Lumpy skin disease (LSD) has recently been contained into the Balkan region showing a drop of number of diseases outbrakes by 95 percent from 2016 to 2017. The recomendation by the Standing Group of Experts to [...]

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EU Animal Health Strategic Research Agenda: 2017 update AVAILABLE

Europe’s veterinary public health systems are confronted with growing economic, sociological, environmental changes and challenges. A priority-focused strategy is urgently needed to best utilize the limited resources invested into animal health research for safeguarding and improving animal health for present and future generations. A foresight study was carried out as part of the ANIHWA project [...]

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New report by EFSA and ECDS highlights persistance of high levels of antimicrobial resistance

The European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis affirmed that european commitment to fight antimicrobial resistance has to be renew through cooperation between countries and implementing of stringent policies. Indeed, antimicrobial resistance is far to be satisfactorily faced, as the new summary report of ECDC and EFSA demonstrates, showing up the new findings [...]

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ERA-NET SUSAN: INITIAL PROJECTS SEMINAR

The ERA-NET Sustainable Animal Production (SusAn) had its Kick-off meeting in December and has launched the first call for transnational research proposals on January 4th, 2016. The funding organisations (37 partners of 22 MS) agreed that future development of the European Animal Production sector will need to build on the sustainability triangle of economic competitiveness, [...]

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Improving animal health data collection through the OIE’s renovated system WAHIS+

WAHIS, the OIE’s World Animal Health Information System is being renovated to meet new sanitary challenges and to be prepared to future demands. The new tool WAHIS+ has been improved for a better collection and dissemination of data on animal diseases. In Paris, the 25th of May 2017,the new tool World Animal Health Information System [...]

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EFSA panel renewal 2018: animal health and welfare

The Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) provides scientific advice on all aspects of animal diseases and animal welfare. Its work chiefly concerns food producing animals, including fish. AHAW Panel Members are scientists from across Europe with expertise in: Risk assessment, quantitative risk assessment, modelling Microbiology and pathology (applied to infectious diseases of food-producing [...]

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Reinforcing control efforts amid outbreak of avian influenza in China

A resurgent outbreak of a new strain of avian influenza that can be lethal for humans stresses the need for robust and rapid detection and response systems at animal source, to reduce the risk associated with virus spread and impacts on public health, according to Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organisation for Animal [...]

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