Establishing a European network for wildlife health surveillance

Kuiken, T; Ryser-Degiorgis, Marie-Pierre; Gavier-Widen, D; Gortazar, C (2011). Establishing a European network for wildlife health surveillance. Revue scientifique et technique - Office international des épizooties, 30(3), pp. 755-761. Paris: Office International des Epizooties

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Surveillance of wildlife health in Europe remains informal and reporting wildlife diseases is not yet coordinated among countries. At a meeting in Brussels on 15 October 2009, delegates from 25 countries provided an overview of the current status of wildlife health surveillance in Europe. This showed that every year in Europe over 18,000 wild animals are examined as part of general surveillance programmes and over 50,000 wild animals are examined in the course of targeted surveillance. The participants at the Brussels meeting agreed to set up a European network for wildlife health surveillance. The goals of this network, which was established in February 2010, are to improve procedures for the rapid exchange of information, harmonise procedures for investigation and diagnosis of wildlife diseases, share relevant expertise, and provide training opportunities for wildlife health surveillance.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Center for Fish and Wildlife Health (FIWI)

UniBE Contributor:

Ryser, Marie Pierre

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0253-1933

Publisher:

Office International des Epizooties

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:31

Last Modified:

22 Mar 2016 15:40

Web of Science ID:

000300462200010

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/12082 (FactScience: 218361)

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