sexta-feira, 2 de agosto de 2013

Veterinary Public Health (VPH) E-Bulletin


  NEWS
LATEST OUTBREAKS – VPH
AFRICA (Tanzania) Anthrax
The Zonal Veterinary Centre reports outbreaks of anthrax in several districts of Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions. […]
NORTH AMERICA (USA) Tuberculosis
An elephants have tested positive for tuberculosis at the Oregon zoo following the routine test in all its elephants for TB by collecting fluid from the animal’s trunk. […]
NORTH AMERICA (USA) Swine Influenza H3N2v
In a follow up to a July 4 report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says two new human infections with influenza A (H3N2) variant (H3N2v) virus were reported to CDC during week 29 –one in Indiana and one in Ohio. […]
ASIA (Taiwan) Rabies
Five Formosan ferret-badgers with rabies were confirmed, bringing the total to 11 since the virus reappeared in Taiwan. […]
NORTH AMERICA (USA) Rabies
A skunk that bit a 5-month-old baby several times in the face in Morrison County has tested positive for rabies. […]
EUROPE (Greece) Rabies
A red fox that was found in a very weak general condition and died by the attack from a hunting dog was confirmed of rabies infection. […] […]
AFRICA (South Africa) Avian Influenza LPAI H7N7
Six outbreaks of LPAI were reported during May in Free State and Western Cape Province in commercial ostrich farms. […]

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.
OTHER NEWS
Controlling contagion by restricting mobility in the face of an epidemic
July 30, 2013. A new MIT study comparing contagion rates in two scenarios -- with and without travel restrictions -- shows that even moderate measures of mobility restriction would be effective in controlling contagion in densely populated areas with highly interconnected road and transit networks. […]
International partnership tries to pre-empt next global pandemic
July 30, 2013. Researchers from Australia, Singapore, and the United States are joining forces, through a $20 million partnership, to help pre-empt and prepare the world for the next human pandemic. […]
Researchers say adenoviruses could jump from monkeys to humans
July 30, 2013. Research at the University of California at San Francisco discovered a new adenovirus species that can spread between primates and possibly from monkeys to humans, according to a recent study in PLOS One[…]
Consumers change purchasing habits in light of horse meat issue
July 29, 2013. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today published research into the impact of the horse meat contamination issue on Irish consumer confidence and trust in the food they purchase.  […]
More cats infected with bovine TB
July 29, 2013. A study shows that growing numbers of domestic cats are infected with bovine TB to the extent of one in thousand.  […]
Nepali capital records 12 bird flu cases in 13 days
July 28, 2013. Nepal's capital Kathmandu has witnessed at least 12 cases of bird flu in the past 13 days since the beginning of its new fiscal year (2013/14) on July 16. […]
July 26, 2013. Meat has been identified as a major source of exposure to industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), which has been linked to health problems. […]
H7N9 study in human airway tissues adds to pandemic concerns
July 25, 2013. Lab tests exploring the new H7N9 influenza virus causing cases in China show that it easily infects human lung tissues and cells, another sign of its pandemic potential, a Hong Kong research team reported.
Study outlines H7N9 antiviral resistance, testing problems
July 16, 2013. A new analysis of the H7N9 virus from the first known case in China's on-going outbreak found that signs of antiviral resistance weren't flagged by regular sensitivity testing, which could prevent detection and allow resistant strains to spread, a research team reported today. […]
Preventing and controlling health risks associated with globalisation
July 15, 2013.The national Veterinary Services include official veterinarians assisted by veterinarians working in private sector. The Veterinary Services are crucial for the prevention, early detection and control of animal diseases, including those transmissible to humans (zoonoses). […]
The first OIE Veterinary Education Twinning project
The University of Minnesota (USA) and Chiang Mai University (Thailand) are engaging in the first twinning project under the OIE Veterinary Education Twinning Programme.[…]
Bacteria communicate to help each other resist antibiotics
New research from Western University unravels a novel means of communication that allows bacteria such as Burkholderia cenocepacia (B. cenocepacia) to resist antibiotic treatment. […]
Parasites in cat faeces: Potential public health problem?
Each year in the United States, cats deposit about 1.2 million metric tons of faeces into the environment, and that poop is carrying with it what may be a vast and underappreciated public health problem, say scientists July 9 in the journal Trends in Parasitology, a Cell Press publication. […]
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Farm to Table Program 2013
The week long study program from October 21 to 25 will consider aspects of animal health and welfare, food safety, public health protection through food numerous website and facilitated discussions and visits. […]

  EVENTS
August 14-17, 2013. Second International Congress on Pathogens at the Human-Animal Interface (ICOPHAI):  One Health for Sustainable Development […]
August 25-29, 2013. AITVM 2013 International conference "The livestock-human-wildlife interface”
Challenges in urban livestock production and extensive farming/conservation systems[…]
September 2-6, 2013. 13th Australasia/Oceania CVA Conference at Nadi, Fiji […]
September 10-13, 2013. 8th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health […]
September 17-20, 2013. World Veterinary Congress, Prague, Czech Republic […]
September 23-27, 2013. First International OCHEA One Health Conference, Addis Ababa […]
September 25-28, 2013. 9th African Dairy Conference and Exhibition, Harare, Zimbabwe […]
September 2013. International Symposium on problems of Listeriosis, Goa, India[…]
September 25-26, 2013. 9th African Dairy Conference and Exhibition, Harare, Zimbabwe […]
October 1-4, 2013. 7th Annual meeting Epizone, Brussels, Belgium […]
October 2-3, 2013. Antimicrobial resistance: Incentivizing change towards a global solution, London, UK […]  
October 21-25, 2013. Farm to Table Program, Chile […]
November 14, 2013. Pastoralism – where does it go in an ever changing context? , Brussles, Belgium. For more information, please contact Eric Thys at +32 3 247 63 92 or Leen Claes at +32 3 247 62 71 or via e-mail info@be-troplive.be
November 17-20, 2013. 2nd One Health Summit 2013, Davos, Switzerland […]
December 4-6, 2013. OIE Global Conference on Veterinary Education and the Role of Veterinary Statutory Body, Foz do Iguazu, Brazil […]  
December 3-14, 2013. Workshop on Surveillance and Control of rabies, Pasteur Institute – Dakar […]

  PUBLICATIONS
1. FAO: 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. FAO: EMPRES Transboundary Animal Diseases Bulletin No. 41 – 2012 […]
4. FAO: EMPRES Watch 28 […]
5. FAO: ECTAD-RAP News Mar-Apr 2013 […]
6. FAO Animal Production and Health Division e-newsletter 60 […]
7. FAO Statistical Yearbook 2013 […]
8. FAO: Health and Animal Agriculture in Developing Countries […]
9. FAO: China HPAI Highlights June 2013 Vol 53 […]
10. Raccoon rabies virus variant transmission through solid organ transplantation […]
11. Development of influenza H7N9 virus like particle (VLP) vaccine: Homologous A/Anhui/1/2013 (H7N9) protection and heterologous A/chicken/Jalisco/CPA1/2012 (H7N3) cross-protection in vaccinated mice challenged with H7N9 virus […]
12. Tropism and innate host responses of a novel avian influenza A H7N9 virus: an analysis of ex-vivo and in-vitro cultures of the human respiratory tract […]
13. Scientific Opinion on the public health hazards to be covered by inspection of meat from sheep and goats […]
14. Scientific Opinion on the public health hazards to be covered by inspection of meat from farmed game […]
15. Scientific Opinion on the public health hazards to be covered by inspection of meat (bovine animals) […]
16. Analysis of the baseline survey on the prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in certain ready-to-eat foods in the EU, 2010-2011 Part A: Listeria monocytogenes prevalence estimates […]
17. Inferring the causes of the three waves of the 1918 influenza pandemic in England and Wales […]

  TRAINING
Engaging Intergovernmental Organisations 2013 – University of Minnesota
OIE announces veterinary educational twinning program between Chiang Mai University and the University of Minnesota to strengthen curriculum and teaching of zoonoses, transboundary animal diseases and other core knowledge and skill competencies needed by day 1 veterinary graduates. […]
Local Policy Course – University of Minnesoata
This is a short course in public health and animal health policy-making at the local level from September 16-18, 2013 at St Paul, Minnesota, USA.  Using the case study of raw milk for human consumption, the University of Minnesota in conjunction with Washington State University will engage participants in three days of experiential learning about public policy-making at the local (sub-national) level […]
JIFSAN Food Safety Risk Analysis Fellowship 2013
Applications will be accepted through September 1, 2013 from graduate students or professionals in the area of food safety or animal health from an eligible country. JIFSAN would support the course tuition fees for one qualified applicant. Registration deadline is August 28, 2013.  […]    […]
Online MSc in One Health (Infectious Diseases)
The unique Master's level course, delivered jointly by the RVC and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, will be available through both full and part-time study as MSc and diploma. […]
PhD in Epidemiology
There is an opportunity for a 3-year full-time PhD programme on Swine Influenza modelling in pig farms for a French speaking student. The student will be registered in Rennes University. The scholarship will commence in October 2013. For further information please contact, on an informal basis, Nicolas Rose, phone number: +33 296 016 441, email: nicolas.rose@anses.fr
EpiVille, the E-learning in Epidemiology
Epiville, a learning tool developed specifically for Principles of Epidemiology (P6400), is a set of interactive web-based exercises created by faculty in the Department of Epidemiology and produced by the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning at Columbia University […]
Veterinary Public Health Management Postgraduate Program at the University of Sydney
Veterinary Public Health Management (VPHMgt) is a distance postgraduate program, delivered online with short residential sessions, directed towards career enhancement for animal health professionals. […]
Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine
The school of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California offers a professional degree, the Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) […]
Cambridge online e-learning institute
Online Certificate in Animal Welfare […]
University of Minnesota
Engaging Intergovernmental Organisations 2013 is a week long intensive preofessional development programme for mid and senior level government officials[...]

  EMPLOYMENT
ILRI vacancy: Scientist – Livestock and Environment, Ethiopia; closing date 8 August 2013 […]
ILRI vacancy: Post-Doctoral Scientist – Livestock Feeds, Ethiopia; closing 23 August 2013 […]
ILRI vacancy: Post-Doctoral Scientist – Livestock Feeds, West Africa; closing 23 August 2013 […]
ITM Antwerp: Educational Co-ordinator, Antwerp; closing date 31 August 2013 […] 
OIE, Paris: Veterinary Epidemiologist at the OIE Animal Health Information Department; closing date 31 August 2013 […]

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