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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.  

WHO weekly epidemiological record: human rabies 2016 updates and call for data

Published on 20/03/2017

♦ 17 February 2017 ♦ The WHO/ Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases released on 17 February a report on human rabies 2016 updates. [Relayed from who website] “The report updates the epidemiological information on dog-transmitted rabies, discuss the changing needs from surveillance when approaching elimination and data sources for rabies in animals; it outlines new sources and recent developments towards more complete rabies data and calls for active participation of countries in these processes. Countries are also invited to actively participate in the global effort to strengthen the evidence-base on rabies to inform policy, build awareness and forecast vaccine resources for control and elimination programmes.” Read more…  

Workshop for rabies 2017 and rabies serology meeting 2017: Save the date and place!

Published on 19/01/2017

♦ 16 January 2017 ♦ Next workshop for rabies will be held on 13 June, afternoon, and 14 June, morning in Budapest, Hungary. The rabies serology meeting will follow on 14 June, afternoon, and 15 June, full day at the same place. A mail of information has been sent to both networks. Laboratories from the serology network willing to present or share information about rabies serology (development of new tools, comparison of techniques, situation of your laboratory regarding rabies serology…) during the meeting should inform the serology team before 10th March 2017.  

Inter laboratory test for rabies diagnosis 2017

Published on 19/01/2017

♦ 09 January 2017 ♦ Registrations for the 2017 session of the inter laboratory test for rabies diagnosis are now closed. Forty-eight laboratories from all continents will participate to this annual trial, testing one or several diagnosis techniques (FAT, RTCIT, Conventional RT-PCR and Real Time RT-PCR). Requested documentation (fully filled in, initialled and stamp unilateral commitment and import license) must be sent to the EURL for rabies for finalisation of registration.  

Rabies antibodies found in Swedish bats

Published on 19/01/2017

♦ 19 December 2016 ♦ [Relayed from the Uppsala Universitat website] A new study has found rabies antibodies in the blood of bats in southern Sweden belonging to a certain species. The study is published by researchers at the Swedish Public Health Agency, the National Veterinary Institute, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the Zoonosis Centre at Uppsala University.   (…Read more)  

Rapid diagnostic tests show great promise, but also unacceptable inconsistency

Published on 19/01/2017

♦ 20 October 2016 ♦ [Relayed from GARC website – Article from Louise Taylor] Recently developed rapid immunodiagnostic tests for rabies diagnosis promise testing outside the laboratory, require virtually no equipment and minimal training, and produce a result in minutes. Such tests are available on the market now, but do they work? (…Read more)  

Happy New Year!

Published on 19/01/2017

♦ 01 January 2017 ♦ The EURL for rabies team wishes you, your family, friends and colleagues a happy and prosperous Year 2017.  

Merry Christmas!

Published on 16/12/2016

♦ 25 December 2016 ♦ May the warmest wishes, happy thoughts and friendly greetings come at Christmas and stay with you all the year through! Merry Christmas to all of you!

Workshop for rabies 2017 and rabies serology meeting 2017 - Erratum!

Published on 16/12/2016

♦ 13 December 2016 ♦ Contrarily to what had been previously announced, both the next workshop for rabies and the rabies serology meeting will not be held in Spain. Dates remain unchanged: 13-14 June for workshop for rabies and 14-15 June for the rabies serology meeting. Please accept our apologies for this change of destination beyond our will. We are currently working on another destination that should be announced very soon.