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New report on oral vaccination against rabies published by EFSA

A new report on the success of oral vaccination againt rabies is published by EFSA.

The report provides an update on oral rabies vaccination (ORV) of foxes and raccoon dogs. Foxes are the only known reservoir for rabies in Europe, and raccoon dogs are important transmitt

Joint ECDC EFSA EMA report on antimicrobial resistance

A first joint report of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on the integrated analysis of the consumption of antimicrobial agents and occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from humans and food-producing animals has been published.

This report explores possible associations on antimicrobial consumption and corresponding resistance in animals and humans for EU MSs and reporting countries using 2011 and 2012

European Union Summary Report on antimicrobial resistance published

On 25 March 2014 EFSA and ECDC published The European Union Summary Report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food 2012. This report contains information on Salmonella, Campylobacter, E coli indicator bacteria and Staphyloccus aureus with data from 26 EU countries. It marks the EU ongoing activities to reduce antimicrobial resistance  and to move ahead with more harmonised recording of  antimicrobial resistance.

Salmonella and Campylobacter were the most common sources of zoonotic foodborn infections.

Scientific report from EFSA published to prevent african swine fever spread through wild boar

African Swine fever virus (ASFV) is increasingly threatening Western Europe as it is spreading from Russia and the Caucasean region to the West. EFSA has published a new scientific report:  "Evaluation of possible mitigation measures to prevent introduction and spread of African swine fever virus through wild boar"

Because the wild boar is an important vector in the spread of the disease, the option to reduce wild boars by hunting was considered.

EFSA and ECDC 2011 zoonoses report has been published

The report supports the European Commission and EU Member States in monitoring risks related to zoonotic diseases.

EFSA/ECDC 2009 Report on Zoonoses published

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control  (ECDC) have published the trends on zoonoses in Europe in a 2009 summary report.