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The ANSES team wishes you a very happy new year !
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ANSES wishes you a very Happy New Year! Since 2010, ANSES has been providing scientific guidance for public decision-making in order to safeguard human health and the environment. In 2020, ANSES will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Preview our special animated birthday card now by clicking below   Happy new year !
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Save the date: Italy • 29 September - 2 October 2020 The International Research Conference on Brucellosis 2020 will cover the main thematic areas: Taxonomy, Evolution, Emerging Species Genomics and Proteomics Host-Pathogen Interaction Immunology Vaccination...
The European Union One Health 2018 Zoonoses Report is online !
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[relayed from EFSA & ECDC]  In 2018, 358 confirmed brucellosis cases in humans were reported in the EU. The EU notification rate was 0.08 cases per 100,000 population, which was the lowest notification rate reported since the beginning of the EU‐level surveillance. Compared with 2017, the total number of Brucella‐positive or ‐infected cattle herds, sheep flocks and goat herds in the not officially free regions further decreased by 13% and by 12%, respectively. During...
Recent review: Sanitary Emergencies at the Wild/Domestic Caprines Interface in Europe
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[relayed from Animals, 9(11), 922]  Even if it is an important achievement from a biodiversity conservation perspective, the documented increase in abundance of the four native European wild Caprinae (Rupicapra rupicapra, R. pyrenaica, Capra ibex, C. pyrenaica) can also be a matter of concern, since tighter and more frequent contact with sympatric livestock implies a greater risk of transmission of emerging and re-emerging pathogens.   This article reviews the...
Cap to Malta: A 3-day training session in Serology
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From the 12th to th 14th of November, the EURL Brucellosis team went to the National Veterinary Laboratory in Malta to provide a practical training session. This lab is nominated NRL for Brucellosis for Malta and is ISO 17025 accredited. The NRL aims to include the main serological methods for Brucellosis diagnosis in their accreditation scope by the end of 2019.   Acacia Ferreira Vicente (Project manager- EURL Brucellosis team) and...
Successfull european contributions to the Brucellosis network in Chicago !
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The International Brucellosis Society organized its annual 2-day conference  in Chicago on November 2 and 3, 2019, bringing together 120 participants from 27 countries and including 18 students. In total, the conference counted 33 oral communications and 21 posters. The European and French teams were well represented with 12 oral presentations and 2 posters. The program scanned the different aspects of the research, including cellular interactions between Brucella and host cells (...
What are OIE International Standards?
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[relayed from @OIE Animal Health] #OIEInternationalStandrads are at disposal of #OIE Member Countries to build resilient animal health systems and support them in the challenges faced in terms of on #animalhealth and #animalwelfare.   The OIE develops and revises OIE International Standards which contribute to: - improving animal health and welfare, as well as human health - improving the economic and social well-being of populations - ensuring fair and balanced trade These...
October 2019: how to control ELISA kits and Rose Bengale antigens ?
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The EURL team organised the second 2019 training session on the 3rd and 4th of October at ANSES. This 2-day training session focused on control of ELISAs and Rose Bengale (RB) antigens and regrouped eight participants from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands.    During the practical training, a successful control was performed for one serum ELISA kit and two Rose Bengale antigens. It was a good opportunity to...
Brucella team at the 2019 Annual Regional meeting of BNSR, September 25-27
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About 100 participants gathered at Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan in the framework of the Biosurveillance Network of the Silk Road. The following countries were represented: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Urkaine, Modavlie, Uzbekistan, Byelorussia, Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania. It should be noted that this network has recently expanded to Bulgaria and Romania. The meeting is dedicated to the purpose of strengthening approaches, which are the basis for effective preparedness to...
International Brucellosis Society Meeting
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[relayed from] The 2019 International Brucellosis Society (Annual Brucellosis Research Conference) will be held Saturday, November 2 – Sunday, November 3, from 8am to 5pm, as a CRWAD satellite organization. Scheduled guest keynote speakers include Drs. Sergio Costa Oliveira and Elizabeth A. Rucks. For further information or an invitation, please contact Sue D. Hagius ( Attendance requires a separate registration; abstract submission details are...