24 October 2019
♦ 24 October 2019 ♦ Further to the call for registration for wildlife rabies...

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Wildlife rabies serology inter-laboratory test 2019
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24/10/2019
♦ 24 October 2019 ♦ Further to the call for registration for wildlife rabies serology inter-laboratory test, 16 NRLs volunteered to perform the test. The test is indeed intended for EU National Reference Laboratories for rabies, and aims at collecting more information on the performance of the methods used by NRLs for rabies serology with wildlife samples having titres around the threshold of positivity. Panels will be sent this week to participating laboratories, which are invited...
Inter-laboratory test for rabies diagnosis 2020 : registration ending !
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16/10/2019
♦ 16 October 2019 ♦ A call for registration for an inter-laboratory test for rabies diagnosis has been sent in early October. This trial will be carried out in 2020 and will be dedicated to the European Union network of National Reference Laboratories  only. The objective of this session will be to evaluate DRIT in comparison to the FAT. Registration ends on October 16th. Mark your calendars !
Workshop for Rabies and Rabies serology 2020 : Please, save the date !
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08/10/2019
♦ 23-24-25 June 2020 ♦ Please mark your calendars and save the date to attend the next workshop for rabies and rabies serology, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland from June 23rd to June 25th 2020. More details about this 12th edition will be sent to invited laboratories by e-mail in the coming months.
11th workshop for Rabies in Bucharest : a successful meeting !
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17/07/2019
♦ 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. Presentations and discussions focused mainly on epidemiology of rabies in Europe and in bordering countries,...
Wishing you the best for your holidays!
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20/07/2018
♦ 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!
Workshop for rabies 2018: Thank you for your participation!
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20/07/2018
♦ 13-14 June 2018 ♦ The 10th annual meeting organized by the EURL for rabies was held on 13th and 14th June in the premises of the brand new Belgian laboratory "Sciensano" in Uccles, near Brussels, Belgium. Fifty-three scientists from European Member States and neighboring countries as well as personalities from official institutions met for a day of exchanges on rabies. Presentations and discussions focused on the epidemiology of rabies in Europe and in bordering...
EURL for rabies newsletter: let’s take a break!
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20/07/2018
♦ 24 July 2018 ♦ The very first EURL for rabies newsletter was sent to the EURL network on March 2015. This newsletter, which was first intended for EU MS NRLs, was soon available to a larger audience, such as the bordering country laboratories, official international institutions, NGOs, etc… The provided information focuses mainly on rabies in Europe and in the Mediterranean Basin as well as on innovation in research and tool development, and more recently on rabies...
Identification of antibodies specific for lyssaviruses and methods of their use
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20/07/2018
♦ 17 May 2018 ♦ [Relayed from freepatentsonline.com website] Described herein is a method of identifying a monoclonal antibody (or antigen-binding fragment thereof) that specifically binds a plurality of lyssaviruses for use in post-exposure rabies prophylaxis or in the treatment of clinical rabies. The method includes using a naive antibody phage display library to screen for phage clones that bind whole recombinant rabies virus or cells expressing glycoprotein from multiple...
OIE state of play of the global animal health situation
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20/07/2018
♦ 24 May 2018 ♦ [Relayed from the OIE website] The 86th OIE General Session was the occasion to give OIE Member Countries, an overview of the global animal health situation, as well as to analyse trends in the evolution of priority terrestrial and aquatic animal diseases. In addition, new disease status were officially recognised for 10 countries. One of the key missions of the OIE is to ensure transparency of the global animal health situation, including zoonoses. The situation...
Algeria makes progress in the fight against rabies
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20/07/2018
♦ 04 July 2018 ♦ [Relayed from the GARC ERN website] Currently human rabies continues to rage in Algeria. In the last decade, there was an average of 15 to 20 cases of rabies/year with 100,000 to 120,000 cases of bites affecting mostly children under 15 years of age. Following Algeria's participation in MEEREB/MERACON in 2015 and 2018 and the sharing of knowledge and experiences on the ground of the different participating countries and international organizations, they are...

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