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Workshop for Rabies 2017 and Rabies Serology Meeting 2017: Thank you for your registration!

Published on 23/05/2017

♦ 13-15 June 2017 ♦ Thank you to all of you who registered to one or both meetings that will be held next month in Budapest! A total of ninety-five scientists and representatives of institutions from all over the world have promised to attend either the 9th Workshop for Rabies or the Rabies Serology Meeting, showing the huge concern regarding this disease. See you all in Budapest!  

Inter laboratory test for rabies diagnosis 2017

Published on 23/05/2017

♦ 29 May 2017 ♦ The sample panels for the 2017 session of the inter laboratory test for rabies diagnosis will be sent on Monday 29th May. Participating laboratories which have not totally complied with the administrative documentation should now hurry as no derogation to this date will be made and samples will be sent only all relevant documents have been sent in time to the EURL for rabies. Laboratories have one month to hand back their results.  

EURL-Newsletter to be release every two months

Published on 23/05/2017

♦ 01 April 2017 ♦ In order to lighten your mailbox and provide you a more concentrated information, please be informed that this EURL newsletter will be distributed every two months from now on. Although the contains of the newsletter remain roughly the same, a new part dedicated to the rabies serology is now included. Any comments – positive or negative – regarding this information letter will be welcome from your part! Should you wish to be added, or retrieved from the mailing list, please let us know using rabies.eu-rl@anses.fr.  

Rabies serology proficiency test system now 17043 accredited

Published on 23/05/2017

♦ 07 April 2017 ♦ The ANSES Nancy laboratory is accredited for the rabies serology proficiency tests by COFRAC (sole national accreditation body) according to the ISO/CEI 17043 international standard. All details regarding this accreditation can be found on the COFRAC website (in French)  

Rabies serology proficiency test in the frame of pet movements

Published on 23/05/2017

♦ 04 May 2017 ♦ The annual rabies serology proficiency test is ongoing. Sample panels for this test have been sent to participants willing to renew or obtain their approval in accordance with Commission Decision 2010/436/EU for the purposes of their authorisation to carry out the serological tests to monitor the effectiveness of the anti-rabies vaccination. Result shall be sent back to Anses-Nancy within 45 days after receipt of the panel. More information on approved rabies serology laboratories, including lists of EU and non EU laboratories can be found on the ec.europa.eu website.  

Survey to improve WAHIS system

Published on 23/05/2017

♦ 06 April 2017 ♦ [Relayed from promedmail.org] “The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) is launching [April 2017] an ambitious modernization project of its World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS). WAHIS is the OIE internet-based computer system that processes data on animal diseases in real-time from Member Countries and some non-Member Countries and territories and then informs the international community through its Interface. Ten years after it was launched and 4 years after major upgrades, the demands on the WAHIS information system have outgrown its capacity. Consequently the OIE is in the process of developing a new system (WAHIS+). In order to ensure the new WAHIS+ meets the needs of our stakeholders, we are seeking input from people and organizations using animal health data through the completion of a voluntary survey "Building the new WAHIS+ together", available in English, French and Spanish. The goal of this survey is to determine users' needs regarding data access and display, as well as to provide suggestions for the new WAHIS+.” Read more on promedmail.org  

OIE interactive infographics

Published on 23/05/2017

♦ 01 April 2017 ♦ OIE provides some infographics on rabies figures and actions that could be implemented to fight against rabies. These infographics are interactive and can be a good source of information to inform general public or aliment your presentations. See on the OIE website the English version and the French version of the “No more deaths from rabies” document: By clicking on the cross in front of each item, additional information appears. Do not hesitate to widely promote these smart tools to your rabies contacts and regularly consult the rabies portail of the OIE website as other infographics and posters are available (eg: vaccines)  

EuroReference: New issue released!

Published on 23/05/2017

♦ 07 April 2017 ♦ The latest issue of the EuroReference online magazine (issue 2) was released last March and is now available online. EuroReference is an online magazine published in English. Its mission is to facilitate the dissemination and sharing of information among all referencing stakeholders at European level. In this issue, you can find the various information, among which the article “New regulation on official controls: what changes for official laboratories?” that can be of use for your work. In order to be sure not to miss any issue of this interesting newsletter, do not hesitate to subscribe online.

Workshop for Rabies 2017 and Rabies Serology Meeting 2017: Registration ending!

Published on 20/03/2017

♦ 20 March 2017 ♦ Registration for both meetings in Budapest is close to end now. Remember deadline is 30th March 2017. Should you intend to attend one or both meeting(s), do not to forget to register online following the link provided in the e-mailed sent to the networks. If you do not find the link, please ask us using rabies.eu-rl@anses.fr. Laboratories from the serology network willing to present or share information about rabies serology (development of new tools, comparison of techniques, situation of the laboratory regarding rabies serology…) during the meeting should contact the serology team.  

Inter laboratory test for rabies diagnosis 2017

Published on 20/03/2017

♦ 20 March 2017 ♦ If you registered for the 2017 session of the inter laboratory test for rabies diagnosis, please check that all needed documents have been sent to the EURL for rabies in order to validate your participation. Remember that it is necessary to send before the launch of the test the original document of the unilateral commitment back to our team, and, if needed, an import permit delivered by your official administration.