quarta-feira, 12 de dezembro de 2012

Veterinary Public Health (VPH) E-Billetin

AFRICA (Swaziland) Rabies
Rabies outbreak has been reported in the Manzini region almost two months after dogs were vaccinated countrywide. […]
AFRICA (Uganda) Ebola
As of 28 November 2012, the Ministry of Health in Uganda reported 7 cases (6 confirmed, 1 probable) with Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Luweero and Kampala districts. Of these cases, 4 died. […]
EURASIA (Armenia) Anthrax
Armenia has reported 2 new outbreaks of anthrax in the last week of October among cattle in Tsovak community. […]

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 requires HACCP reassessment for ground poultry
December 6, 2012. Companies that produce ground chicken and turkey will be required to reassess their Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plans, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Dec. 5. […]
December 5, 2012. Australia is facing barriers to the trade of sheep meat in key markets, including China, India and the EU, according to a research fellow from Murdoch University. […]
December 4, 2012.Indonesian officials have seized a horde of poultry products illegally imported from Malaysia. […]
EU Gives Go-ahead to Lactic Acid in Meat Processing
November 30, 2012. EU - European Union agriculture ministers have given the go-ahead for the use of lactic acid as a decontaminant in beef processing. […]
Bird Deaths in Russia Are Being Blamed on ‘Low Pathogenic Flu’
December 4, 2012. Laboratory tests have proved that deaths of wild birds in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region were due to LPAI and not H5N1. […]
UK-based researchers have claimed a serious breakthrough in the bid to tackle the problems associated with avian influenza. […]
U.S. Plans for New H5N1 Science Reviews Ruffle Researchers
November 30, 2012. Researchers are giving mixed reviews to a draft U.S. government plan to subject some grant requests for studies involving the H5N1 avian influenza virus to special reviews. […]
Anthrax worry at site of new reservoir in Cheddar, UK
November 30, 2012. A possible anthrax site suspected to have animal carcasses carrying animal-to-human disease buried below has been flagged up on land earmarked for Cheddar Reservoir 2. […]
Badgers vaccinated against TB in Wales
November 28, 2012. More than 1, 400 badgers have been vaccinated under trials to drive down bovine TB in Wales.
Zimbabwe government misses anthrax vaccination target
November 27, 2012. Lack of funding is preventing the Zimbabwe government from vaccinating cattle against anthrax this year, according to officials. […]
Information on OIE Reference Laboratories
November 27, 2012. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has a global network of 236 Reference Laboratories covering 112 diseases and/or scientific topics in 37 countries. […]
Call for Abstracts – World Veterinary Congress 2013
The Scientific Committee invites authors to submit abstracts to be considered for inclusion in the programme. Abstract submission deadline - March 31, 2013 […]
Call for Abstracts – ECAWBM
The 3rd annual meeting of European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine will be conducted from 26th to 29th 2013 at Lisbon, Portugal. Deadline for submitting abstracts: 15th April 2013 [...]

January 4-6, 2013. 17th FAVA Congress, Taiwan […]
February 15-18, 2013. International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED 2013), Vienna, Austria […]
February 18-22, 2013. International Sheep Veterinary Congress 2013, Rotorua, New Zealand […]
February 27-28, 2013. 2nd International Congress of Large Animal Practitioners  (ICLAP 2013) at Tehran, Iran […]
March 7-8, 2013. 2nd International Symposium on Neglected Influenza Viruses, Dublin, Ireland […]
March 13-15, 2013. OIE Global Conference on the prudent use of antimicrobial agents for animals, Paris, France. […]
April 13-14, 2013. Global Health and Innovation Conference, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA […]
May 8-11, 2013. International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals, Vienna, Austria […]
August 25-29, 2013. AITVM 2013 International conference "The livestock-human-wildlife interface”
Challenges in urban livestock production and extensive farming/conservation systems[…]
September 17-20, 2013. World Veterinary Congress, Prague, Czech Republic […]
September 25-28, 2013. 9th African Dairy Conference and Exhibition, Harare, Zimbabwe […]
September 2013. International Symposium on problems of Listeriosis, Goa, India[…]
April 2-5, 2014. 16th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID), Cape Town, South Africa […]

1. AGA e-newsletter. To receive regular updates by email on all issues relating FAO's work on animal production and health, subscribe to the AGA e-newsletter. It contains information on upcoming events, publications, programme activities, articles and press releases [Click here to subscribe]
2. FAOAIDEnews 84 […]
3. EMPRES Transboundary Animal Diseases Bulletin No. 40 – 2012 […]
4. EMPRES H5N1 HPAI Global Overview January – March 2012 […]
5. FAO Statistical Year book 2012 […]  
6. FAO Animal Production and Health Division e-newsletter 54 […]
7. Sequencing and Phylogenetic Characterisation of a Fatal Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever case imported into the United Kingdom, October 2012 […]
8. WHO - Influenza at human-animal interface - Summary and assessment as of 5 November2012 […]
9. FAO – China HPAI Highlights […]
10. One Health: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations Strategic Plan[…]
11. Anatomy of a pandemic […]
12. Emerging infectious diseases: the role of social sciences […]
13. Ecology of zoonoses: natural and unnatural histories […]
14. Drivers, dynamics, and control of emerging vector-borne zoonotic diseases […]
15. Prediction and prevention of the next pandemic zoonosis […]
16. Farm Animal Contact as Risk Factor for Transmission of Bovine-associated Salmonella Subtypes […]
17. Outbreak of Influenza A (H3N2) Variant Virus Infection among Attendees of an Agricultural Fair, Pennsylvania, USA, 2011 […]
18. Subclinical Influenza Virus A Infections in Pigs Exhibited at Agricultural Fairs, Ohio, USA, 2009–2011 […]
19. Reservoir Competence of Wildlife Host Species for Babesia microti […]
20. No Evidence of Prolonged Hendra Virus Shedding by 2 Patients, Australia […]
21. Thelaziosis in Humans, a Zoonotic Infection, Spain, 2011 […]
22. Avian Influenza Vaccination of Poultry and Passive Case Reporting, Egypt […]
23. Avian Influenza Vaccination of Poultry and Passive Case Reporting, Egypt […]
24. Leptospirosis Diagnostic Challenges, American Samoa […]
25. Controlling Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, Bangladesh […]
26. Zoonotic Transmission of Pathogens by Ixodes ricinus Ticks, Romania […]
27. Migratory Birds, Ticks, and Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus […]
28. Wild Boars as Hosts of Human-Pathogenic Anaplasma phagocytophilum Variants[…]
29. Surveillance of Zoonotic Infectious Disease Transmitted by Small Companion Animals […]
30. Sequence and phylogenetic analysis of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 viruses isolated during 2006--2008 outbreaks in Pakistan reveal genetic diversity […]

Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Programme
The Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Laboratory Fellowship Program, sponsored by APHL and CDC, trains and prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives related to infectious disease research. The application deadline for the 2013 program is February 8, 2013.[…]
Cambridge online e-learning institute
Online Certificate in Animal Welfare […]
Massey University
Comprehensive and flexible distance courses are available through the Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) at Massey University. Enrolments are now open for 2013.[…]
Advanced course in Current and Future Diagnostic Methodologies in Animal Health at Zaragosa, Spain, 14-18 January 2013 - The course is jointly organized by the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), through the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), through the Animal Production and Health Division, and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE),  and will take place at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza. […]   
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Master of Science in Tropical Animal Health (in English) from September to July 2013-14 – Scholarships are available for students from developing countries and European Union. Closing date 1-3-2013 […]
University of Minnesota
Engaging Intergovernmental Organisations 2013 is a week long intensive preofessional development programme for mid and senior level government officials[...]
Master Degree Program Announcement 2013 - The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University (CMU), Thailand and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), Germany announce the Master degree programme which is a joint international Master degree program (“Dual Award”) on Veterinary Public Health (MVPH). 10 Scholarships are provided by German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) and Veterinary Public Health Centre for Asia Pacific (VPHCAP), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University. Deadline for application for admission is 31 January 2013. […]

FAO - Information Officer (Livestock); Closing date: December 13, 2012 [...]
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine – Associate Dean of Postgraduate Studies; Closing date January 11, 2013 [...]

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