11th workshop for Rabies in Bucharest : a successful meeting !

♦ 12-13 June 2019 ♦ The 11th annual meeting organized by the EURL for rabies was held on June 12th and 13th in Bucharest, Romania. The event brought together 65 participants, among which many scientists from Europe member states and cross-border countries, as well as personalities from international institutions who all met to share and exchange on rabies.

Wishing you the best for your holidays!

♦ 20 July 2018 ♦ Summer is here in Europe and its holiday time for many of you…We wish you a nice summer time! Happy holidays!

European Union Reference Laboratory EURL for rabies

The Nancy laboratory for rabies and wildlife is part of ANSES.

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES) has incorporated the missions, resources and personnel of the French Food Safety Agency (AFSSA) and the French Agency for Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (AFSSET). Its principal mission is to contribute to the protection of human health with respect to the environment, the workplace and food.

On 1st July 2008, the European Commission designated the French Food Safety Agency as the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for rabies.

The activities of the European Union Reference Laboratory are undertaken in the Lyssavirus Unit of the Nancy laboratory for rabies and wildlife. This laboratory is specialised in animal rabies and several dominant and emerging wildlife zoonoses. The laboratory has over 40 years of experience in rabies and is internationally recognised in this field.


Additional documentation...

European Commission website and regulation
Main partners

European Commission
OIE - World Organisation for Animal Health
WHO - World Health Organisation
EFSA - European Food Safety Authority
EDQM - European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare
ICONZ - Integrated Control of Negleted Zoonoses
Alliance for rabies control
SEARG (not updated anymore)


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Last update: 03 August 2017