sexta-feira, 15 de abril de 2011

Veterinary Public Health (VPH) e-bulletin

AFRICA (Egypt) Avian Influenza virus infection in humans
April 11, 2011. The Ministry of Health of Egypt has announced eight new confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus. Of the 141 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 46 have been fatal [...] [...]
ASIA (Bangladesh): Avian Influenza virus infection in human
April 11, 2011. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh has confirmed a new case of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus [...]
ASIA (Cambodia): Avian Influenza virus infection in human
April 11, 2011. The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia has announced a confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus. All four cases of H5N1 infections in humans in Cambodia this year have been fatal [...]
ASIA (Israel): Avian Influenza HPAI
April 11, 2011. A wild bird marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) that died after showing respiratory signs was confirmed to have been infected by H5N1 [...]
ASIA (Republic of Korea): Avian Influenza (HPAI)
April 8, 2011. South Korea confirmed an additional bird flu case at a chicken farm on Friday, 8 Apr 2011, 15 days after the last outbreak was reported in the country [...]
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.
USDA proposes 'test and hold' procedure to boost meat safety
April 11, 2011. The US Department of Agriculture has proposed that companies should hold meat and poultry products until inspectors have received foodborne pathogen test results, in an effort to reduce illness [...]
FAO supports measures to minimize and contain antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
Inappropriate use of antimicrobials for treatment and prevention of diseases in food production or companion animals can also lead to the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistant microorganisms. To this end, the World Health Organization (WHO) will be celebrating World Health Day on 7 April 2011 under the theme ‘Combat Antimicrobial Resistance’ and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) joins this key initiative [...]
Members take first steps on private standards in food safety, animal-plant health
Five “actions” in a report on how WTO members might deal with private sector standards for food safety and animal and plant health were adopted by the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures Committee in its 30-31 March 2011 meeting [...]
Three killed in new Chinese milk scare
April 8, 2011. Nitrate-tainted milk has killed three people and made 35 others ill in the latest food safety scandal to hit the Chinese dairy industry, according to state media [...]
SAC leads animal health Centre of Expertise
April 6, 2011. The Scottish Agriculture College is leading a new Centre of Expertise which will provide evidence-based advice for the Scottish Government on reducing the likelihood and minimising the impact of livestock disease outbreaks [...]
Section 144 on ‘dogs’ in Mizoram town
April 5, 2011.  Section 144 Criminal Pinal Code has been clamped on dogs in Lunglei town, the headquarters of Lunglei district in south Mizoram, for two months after dogs bit atleast 10 people [...]
One health: the small companion animal dimension. Veterinary Record 167, 847-849 [...]
One Health News [...]
One Health Newsletter [...]
ISID-Neglected Tropical Diseases meeting 2011
Registrations and abstract submissions (deadline, April 15) are now open for the ISID-Neglected Tropical Diseases Meeting (ISID-NTD) that will take place in Boston this July 8-10 [...]
IDF World Dairy Summit 2011 – Call for Abstracts
IDF World Dairy Summit would be held at Parma, Italy from October 15 – 19, 2011. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is April 30, 2011 [...]
Lyon vet2011 event
Lyon veterinary faculty, which is one of active IVSA chapter, will be hosting event for all IVSA members who have interest in joining Vet2011 event held in Lyon,  France from 9th -15th May [...]
First Announcement - Colloquium on Zoonoses and Neglected Infectious Diseases of Africa
This colloquium organised jointly by the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM, Belgium) and the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases of the University of Pretoria (DVTD, South-Africa) will be held from 1 to 4 November 2011 at Johannesburg, South Africa. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 May 2011 [...]
Towards Global Health Equity: Opportunities and Threats 2012 - Call for Abstracts
The 13th Triennial World Congress on Public Health would be held at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from April 21-29, 2012. Abstract Submission Deadline is Friday, October 21, 2011, Midnight Pacific [...]
15th International Congress on Infectious Diseases 2012
Bangkok has been selected by the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) as the venue for the 15th International Congress on Infectious Diseases in June 13-16, 2012. The deadline for the submission of abstracts would be February 12, 2012 [...]
IV International Giardia and Cryptosporidium Conference 2012
Organisers have announced the IV International Giardia and Cryptosporidium conference that would be held at Wellington, New Zealand from 30th January to 3rd February 2012 [...]
AGA e-newsletter
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1. April 18-19, 2011. The 2011 International Conference on Bio containment Facilities at San Antonio, Texas [...]
2. April 19-21, 2011. Food Safety Summit: Food Safety Solutions Today and Tomorrow at Washington DC Convention Centre, Washington [...]
3. May 17-20, 2011. International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance at Lyon, France [...]
4. June 12 – 15, 2011. International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases at Barcelona, Spain [...]
5. June 13 – 17, 2011. Role, Impact and Welfare of working animals at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy [...]
6. June 20 – 22, 2011. Safe Pork Conference 2011 at Maastricht, The Netherlands [...]
7. July 10-13, 2011. 4th Biennial Australian Animal Studies Group Conference 2011 – “Animals, People – a Shared Environment” at Brisbane, Qld Australia [...]
8. August 21- 25, 2011. 23rd. International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology would be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina [...]
9. August 31-September 1, 2011 International Symposium on EID and Zoonoses at Shanghai [...]
10. September 7-9, 2011. Global Conference on Rabies Control: Towards Sustainable Prevention at the Source at Seoul [...]
11. September 7-9, 2011. 1st International Congress on Pathogens at the Human-Animal Interface (ICOPHAI): Impact, Limitations, and Needs in Developing Countries at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [...]
12. September 14-18, 2011. XXIVth World Congress of Hydatidology at Urumqi, China [...]
13. October 10-14, 2011. 30th World Veterinary Congress 2011 “Caring for Animals: Healthy Communities” at Cape Town, South Africa [...]
14. October 27, 2011. 27th meeting of the task force on zoonoses data collection at Rome [...]
15. October 27-29, 2011. The Second Chinese Veterinary Conference 2011 2011 at Xiamen, Fujian Province [...]

1. The European Union Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-borne Outbreaks in 2009 [...]
2. Scientific Opinion on Campylobacter in broiler meat production: control options and performance objectives and/or targets at different stages of the food chain [...]
3. Scientific Opinion on monitoring for the emergence of possible new pandemic strains of influenza in animals [...]
4. Scientific Opinion on a review of the BSE-related risk in bovine intestines [...]
5. Low Rate of Methicillin-resistant Coagulase-positive Staphylococcal Colonization of Veterinary Personnel in Hong Kong [...]
6. The WVA veterinary schools and faculties database [...]
7. International Veterinary Information Service [...]

1. September 11-23, 2011.  Course on Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law 2011: St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, UK [...]
2. October 10-14, 2011.  International summer school: Munich, Germany “Does Size Matter? Ethical, societal, legal and biological aspects of large animals as biomedical models” Interested graduates, Ph.D.-students, post-docs are encouraged to apply along with an abstract of max. 400 words and a CV latest by 14 April [...]

1. FAO – Food Safety Officer (EMPRES Information), Rome, Italy - Closing date: April 14, 2011 [...]
2. FAO – Food Safety Officer (EMPRES), Rome, Italy - Closing date: April 14, 2011 [...]
3. UNESP - Assistant Professor CLT, Epidemiology and Sanitation, Botucatu campus, Brazil - Closing date: April 18, 2011 [...]
4. Instituto G. Caporale Teramo - Animal Welfare expert at the Human-Animal relationship and Animal Welfare Unit. Closing date: April 20, 2011 [...]
5. FAO – Sub regional Coordinator for Central America, Panama - Closing date: April 22, 2011 [...]
6. FAO – Director, Animal Production and Health Division, Rome, Italy - Closing date: April 23, 2011 [...]
7. University of Sidney- lecturer in food security - - Closing date: May 15, 2011 [...]

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