sábado, 16 de novembro de 2013

Veterinary Public Health (VPH) E-Bulletin 42


Veterinary Public Health (VPH) is defined as “The contributions to the physical, mental and social well-being of humans through an understanding and application of veterinary science” [WHO/FAO/OIE definition 1999]. Human health, animal husbandry and animal health are closely connected and VPH is a fundamental part of public health whereby human health and well-being are the main objectives. VPH is multidisciplinary and contributes to many areas of public health that are not always related to animals. In order to integrate veterinary public health into the goals of public health, it is essential to improve collaboration between human and veterinary medical science, environmental science and other related fields - in accordance with ‘one health’ principles.

ASIA (China) Human Avian Influenza HPAI H7N9A 64-year-old farmer in east China's Zhejiang Province has been confirmed to have contracted H7N9 bird flu, bringing the total number of avian influenza cases in China to four this autumn, local health authorities said on Saturday. […]
ASIA (Nepal) Avian Influenza HPAI H5N1A series of outbreaks of avian influenza outbreaks have been detected in Nepal affecting 85 farms and backyard flocks with almost 1.4 million birds dead either through infection or culling. […]  
NORTH AMERICA (USA) AnthraxA case of anthrax has been confirmed in a cow southwest of San Angelo by the Texas Animal Health Commission. […]
ASIA (Pakistan) Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic FeverA patient succumbed to Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus, increasing the death toll to 3 in Punjab province. […]
ASIA (Cambodia) Human Avian Influenza HPAI H5N1A 10-year-old boy from southern Kampot province has been confirmed positive for the H5N1 virus, bringing the number of the cases to 24 so far this year, the World Health Organization and the Cambodian Health Ministry said in a joint statement Friday. […]
ASIA (Chinese Taipei) RabiesFive new outbreaks have been reported in Chinese Ferret Badger in Taitung, Nantou and Pingtung counties. […]
EUROPE (Greece) RabiesA new outbreak of rabies was diagnosed in a red fox that was found in very poor condition in Kentriki Makedonia region. […]
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.
China ponders tightening meat ‘recycling’ rules
November 13, 2013. China’s central government is currently reviewing significant amendments to its June 2009 National Food Safety Law, including the closure of a grey area that has left space for so-called ‘recycling’ of meat products after they have expired. […]
Report details 2012 Campylobacter outbreak linked to chicken liversNovember 8, 2013. The first reported US multistate outbreak of campylobacteriosis linked to chicken livers, in 2012, involved raw or lightly cooked product and an infected worker at the implicated plant, according to a report in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). […]
Bird flu strain infects human for 1st timeNovember 14, 2013. A strain of bird flu that scientists thought could not infect people has shown up in a Taiwanese woman, a surprise that shows scientists must do more to spot worrisome flu strains before they ignite a global outbreak, doctors say. […]
A deadly disease could travel at jet speed around the world. How do we stop it in time?Persuading members of the public or governments to keep the surveillance networks strong is an ongoing and crucial task at the face of threats from pandemic outbreaks.[…]
Canada plans to implement pig movement reporting
November 11, 2013. Mandatory reporting of the movement of pigs in Canada is expected to begin in summer 2014, the chair of the Canadian Pork Producers’ Council (CPC) Identification and Traceability Committee has announced. […]
WSAVA and OIE call on political leaders for action on rabiesThe recent cases of rabies reported in both in the Netherlands and France have highlighted the importance of the high level symposium held by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association  (WSAVA) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris to explore strategies to manage and eliminate canine rabies. […]
Hong Kong and Mainland study measures to further enhance prevention and control of avian influenza H7Hong Kong will continue to communicate with the State General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and experts of Guangdong, Macao, Shenzhen and Zhuhai to study enhanced monitoring measures against avian influenza H7N9, as the risk of the disease has not yet been eliminated and should not be treated lightly. […]
5 modern diseases grown by factory farmingFactory farming creates perfect conditions for the proliferation of super bugs namely stress and unsanitary conditions, overcrowding, antibiotic resistance and lack of diversification. […]
US Reports outbreak of variant Influenza A (H3N2v) VirusNovember 8, 2013.Researchers from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease describe the epidemiology of a multi-state outbreak of an influenza A H3N2v virus first identified in 2011. […]
Travellers cautioned over new H7N9 cases in ChinaNovember 7, 2013. Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Wednesday urged people traveling to China to stay alert, following the discovery there of two new human cases of the H7N9 bird flu. […]
Antibiotic resistance spreads to birds, Other WildlifeNovember 5, 2013. New research, including a study of crow faeces, provides evidence that antibiotic resistance has spread beyond hospitals and farms to wildlife. […]
Coming soon: A microscope attached to a smartphoneNovember 5, 2013. UCLA scientists have created a portable and lightweight imaging system that works with a smartphone to detect particles as small as 100 nanometres, which is smaller than single viruses such as influenza, rabies and HIV. […]
Veterinary scientists track the origin of a deadly emerging pig virus in the United StatesVeterinary researchers at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech have helped identify the origin and possible evolution of an emerging swine virus with high mortality rates that has already spread to at least 17 states. […]
Call for course- and workshop proposals: ICAHS2The organisers of 2nd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance invite interested parties to present proposals for teaching short term courses and workshops that fit into the theme. […]
Call for abstracts: ICAHS2ICAHS invite submissions of papers for oral and poster presentations. The deadline for the submission of papers is 1 December 2013. […]
Call for abstractsEastern Africa Regional Conference on Zoonotic diseases 2014 calls for abstracts on works on zoonotic diseases carried out in the region including work done in Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia. Deadline for abstract submission: 31st October, 2013 […]
JIFSAN partners with EpiX Analytics for Upcoming Advanced Quantitative Risk Assessment CourseThis new Advanced Quantitative Risk Assessment Training from November 4th will place emphasis on modeling methods and how to use them for solving real-world risk analysis problems. Registration deadline is October 18, 2013. […]
Farm to Table Program 2013The 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. […]

November 14, 2013. Pastoralism – where does it go in an ever changing context? , Brussels, 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 21-23, 2013. 2nd One Health Summit 2013, Davos, Switzerland […]
November 21-23, 2013. One Health Dhaka Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh […]
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 […]  
April 2-5, 2014. 16th International Conference on Infectious Diseases, Cape Town, South Africa […]
May 7-9, 2014. 2nd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance – Lal Havana, Cuba […]
May 26-30, 2014. Eastern Africa Regional Conference on Zoonotic Diseases, Naivasha,
Kenya […]

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 360 Animal Health No. 42 October 2013 […]
4. FAO: EMPRES Watch 28 […]
5. FAO: ECTAD-RAP News May-Jun 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 September 2013 Vol 56 […]
10. FAO’s support to the One Health Approach 2013 […]
11. FAO Global Strategies for Animal Disease Control […]
12, FAO: Developing a stepwise approach for rabies prevention and control [...]
13. Antiviral Susceptibility of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Viruses Isolated from Poultry, Vietnam, 2009–2011 […]
14. Atypical Scrapie Prions from Sheep and Lack of Disease in Transgenic Mice Overexpressing Human Prion Protein […]
15. Contamination of Public Buses with MRSA in Lisbon, Portugal: A Possible Transmission Route of Major MRSA Clones within the Community […]
16. Full Genome of Influenza A (H7N9) Virus Derived by Direct Sequencing without Culture […]
17. Geographic Co-distribution of Influenza Virus Subtypes H7N9 and H5N1 in Humans, China […]
18. Historic Prevalence and Distribution of Avian Influenza Virus A (H7N9) among Wild Birds […]
19. Migration and Persistence of Human Influenza A Viruses, Vietnam, 2001–2008 […]
20. Mild Illness in Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus–Infected Poultry Worker, Huzhou, China, April 2013 […]
21. The Components of ‘One World – One Health’ Approach […]
22. Transmissibility of Livestock-associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus[…]
23. Use of National Pneumonia Surveillance to Describe Influenza A (H7N9) Virus Epidemiology, China, 2004–2013 […]
24. West Nile Virus, Texas, USA, 2012 […]
25. WHO: Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Response: An Investment in Public Health Preparedness […]
26. Wildlife health investigations: needs, challenges and recommendations […]

Veterinary epidemiology online course - Utrecht UniversityVeterinary epidemiology online course by Utrecht University starts March 10th. This course is part of the MSc Epidemiology program of the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University. […]
Ethics of Animal Welfare – Utrecht UniversityThe course offers knowledge and tools that enables them to deal with ethical questions on both a theoretical and a practical level. […]
MSc in Tropical Animal HealthThe Department of Biomedical Sciences of the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp (ITMA) informs that registration for the next "Master of Science in Tropical Animal Health" (MSTAH) is open. With the financial support of the Directorate-General for Development (DGD), the Institute of Tropical Medicine offers 15 complete fellowships to applicants from developing countries. Closing date: 15/01/2014 […]
Postgraduate Certificate in Risk Analysis in Health and Food Safety – RVC London Organisers announce a new postgraduate certificate in Risk Analysis in Health and Food Safety to be offered by EpiX Analytics and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London in March 2014. […]
Engaging Intergovernmental Organisations 2014 – University of MinnesotaEngaging Intergovernmental Organizations (EIO) is a week-long intensive professional development program designed to provide mid and senior level government officials, private sector leaders and academic faculty the opportunity to interact more effectively with Intergovernmental organisations. […]
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. […]
EpiVille, the E-learning in EpidemiologyEpiville, 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 […]
Cambridge online e-learning instituteOnline Certificate in Animal Welfare […]

FAO: Livestock Development Officer, Santiago, Chile; closing date November 21, 2013. […]

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This e-bulletin is published and circulated regularly to members of the global VPH network by FAO's VPH unit. The VPH-related topics covered include, news and updates, events, publications, and training, education and employment opportunities have been compiled from FAO, other organisations and institutions, and other sources. The aim of the bulletin is to provide readers with up to date information on zoonotic disease and food/feed safety events and developments. The bulletin is also a tool for members of the VPH network to share information and participate in online discussions.

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