sábado, 30 de outubro de 2010

Veterinary Public Health (VPH) - FAO

EUROPE (Netherlands): Bovine Spongiform EncephalopathyOctober 22, 2010. The Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Netherlands has reported to OIE, the detection of subclinical infection of BSE in a cow born in 1997, before the total feed ban of 2001 in a farm in Noord-Brabant [...]
AFRICA (South Africa): AnthraxOctober 21, 2010. The veterinary services within the Limpopo Department of Agriculture (LDA) reports Anthrax diagnosed in wildlife in the Maruleng Municipality under Mopani District Municipality [...]
AFRICA (Zambia): Trypanosomiasis
October 21, 2010. A visitor from UK who was camping in Zambia for 15 days is reported to have developed trypanosomiasis, which was detected after she returned to UK at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine [...]
USA (OHIO): LeptospirosisOctober 19, 2010. The local veterinarian in Massillon warns about the rise in the leptospirosis cases in the region especially in pet dogs [...]
EURASIA (Georgia): Anthrax
October 19, 2010. For the current year, Georgia  recorded 22 cases of anthrax infection, with the latest infection reported one day before in RosBalt [...]
ASIA (Indonesia): Avian Influenza
October 18, 2010. The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced two new cases of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. Of the 170 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 141 have been fatal [...]
ASIA (South Korea): Low pathogenic Avian Influenza
October 17, 2010. LPAI H7N7 was detected in ducks in a farm in Changsi-ri village in tests conducted as part of continuous avian influenza surveillance programme [...]
AFRICA (Uganda): Anthrax
October 17, 2010. Two hippos have died of suspected anthrax at Nkibanga island in Kalangala district. The district is surrounded by Lake Victoria. Recently many hippos died of suspected anthrax in Western Uganda [...]
ASIA (Pakistan): Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever
October 15, 2010. A total of 4 more people have been diagnosed with Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) at Ayub Medical Complex, Abbottabad [...]
ASIA (Afganistan): Leishmaniasis
October 15, 2010. Thousands of cutaneous leishmaniasis cases have been reported in Afghanistan [...]
To view reported cases of animal diseases visit the EMPRES-i website.
EMPRES-i is a global animal health information system of the FAO's EMPRES programme that focuses on the user need to easily find and collect in one place all the information available for animal health and transboundary animal diseases. EMPRES-i compiles, stores and verifies animal diseases outbreaks data (including zoonoses) from numerous sources (e.g. FAO representatives, FAO reports, OIE reports, official government, European Commission, FAO reference centres and laboratories) for early warning and risk analysis.
German company patents ‘nocturnal milk’
October 20, 2010. A German company has patented its process for ‘nocturnal milk’ which it claims contains 100 times more melatonin, a hormone that helps to regulate sleep, than normal milk [...]
Commission proposes temporary ban on cloned food
October 20, 2010. The European Commission has proposed a temporary ban on animal cloning for food production in the European Union, at a meeting of the European Commission, Council and Parliament held in Strasbourg on Monday [...]
Codex sets limits for melamine in food to combat adulteration
Maximum limits for melamine in food have been set at the latest session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission following the contamination scandals in China [...]
Genetically Engineered Salmon Safe to Eat, but a Threat to Wild Stocks, Expert SaysCraig Altier, a member of the Food and Drug Administration's Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee and an associate professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, comments on potential FDA approval of the first genetically engineered animal for use as food [...]
Clues to Common Food Poisoning: Salmonella Creates Environment in Human Intestines to Foster Its Own GrowthA study led by researchers at UC Davis has found how the bacteria Salmonella enterica, a common cause of food poisoning, exploits immune response in the human gut to enhance its own reproductive and transmission success [...]
Denmark aims for 10 percent less antibiotics in pigs
October 20, 2010. The antibiotic use in the Danish pig production should be reduced by at least 10 percent in 2013, says Danish Agriculture Minister Henrik Høegh. In 2009, 11% more antibiotics were used in Danish pigs than the year before [...]
Early treatment of mastitis cows can lead to less antibiotic use in the futureOctober 15, 2010. Early treatment of subclinical mastitis with antibiotics in dairy cows can lead to a reduction in the number of clinical mastitis cases on the farm, and a total reduction of antibiotic use on the farm [...]
Genome of Mosquito That Spreads West Nile Virus Sequenced
Last year, 720 people in the United States became infected with West Nile virus, a potentially serious illness that is spread through the bite of a mosquito, the Culex mosquito, that has first fed on infected birds. Such mosquitoes have the virus eventually located in their salivary glands and transmit the disease to humans and animals when they bite to draw blood [...]


November 2–3, 2010
5th International Conference for Food Safety and Quality at Los Angeles, USA [...]
November 3-5, 201036th International Conference on Veterinary Science at IMPACT Exhibition Convention Centre, Nonthaburi, Thailand [...]
November 5, 2010Where Medics and Vets Join Forces at Antwerp, Belgium [...]
November 9-13, 2010II Congreso Internacional de Parasitología Neotropical "El Rol de la Parasitología Neotropical en la Salud Global" at Lima, Peru [...]
February 6-11, 2010Environmental Health 2011 at Salvador, Brazil [...]
30th World Veterinary Congress – Call for PapersThe Scientific Committee of the 30th World Veterinary Congress welcomes the submission of both research abstracts and full continuing professional development papers in all spheres of veterinary science. The deadline for submission is 15th January 2011 and authors of accepted papers will be notified by 1st March 2011 [...]
Global Conference on Rabies Control: Towards Sustainable Prevention at the Source The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announces that “Global Conference on Rabies Control: Towards Sustainable Prevention at the Source” would be conducted at Seoul (Republic of Korea), 7-9 September 2011 [...]
Africa London Nagasaki Scholarship Fund
The scholarship allows African researchers to undertake an MSc in a subject relevant to the control of infectious disease in the developing world at either the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Japan (NEKKEN) or at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK (LSHTM). The application deadline is Friday 29 October, 2010 [...]
International Conference on Animal Health - Call for Papers
The organisers of the International Conference on Animal Health to be held in May 2010 at Lyon, France invites papers for the conference. The deadline for submission of papers is Dec 1, 2010 [...]


Fatal Avian Influenza (H5N1) Infection in Human, China [...]
PHFI Launches a New Website on Zoonoses [...]
Bushmeat consumption, wildlife trade and global public health risks [...]
Working to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases [pdf]
H5N1 HPAI Global Overview – July and August 2010 [pdf]
Genome Sequence Conservation of Hendra Virus Isolates during Spillover to Horses, Australia[...]
Geographic Expansion of Baylisascaris procyonis Roundworms, Florida, USA [...]
Yersinia pestis DNA Sequences in Late Medieval Skeletal Finds, Bavaria [...]
The WVA veterinary schools and faculties database [...]
International Veterinary Information Service [...]


Utrecht University, NederlandsPhD researcher: quantifying risk of introduction, establishment and spread of vector-borne infections of humans and animals in a changing European environment [...]
2010 Geovet Program on Spatial veterinary Epidemiology, Faculty of veterinary Science, The University of Sydney [...]
Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN), University of Maryland, USA.
Oct 20 – Dec 15, 2010. Quantitative and Qualitative methods in Food Safety Risk Assessment [...]

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