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

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EFSA Manual for reporting on zoonoses and zoonotic agents
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16/02/2018
♦ 26 January 2018 ♦ [Relayed from www.efsa.europa.eu website] “This reporting manual provides guidance for reporting on zoonoses and zoonotic agents in animals, food and feed under the framework of Directive 2003/99/EC and also on the reporting of other pathogenic microbiological agents in food. The objective is to harmonise and streamline reporting by Member States (MSs) to ensure that the data collected are relevant and easy to analyse at the European Union (EU) level....
Annual review of tests related to rabies performed in 2017 ongoing
Published on
16/02/2018
♦ 15 February 2018 ♦ The usual call to fill the annual questionnaires related to rabies tests performed in the Rabies NRLs is now ongoing. This survey has to be answered online. All European Union NRL have received the link by now and should answer the questionnaire before end of March. This survey allows the EURL to ensure the continuous monitoring of rabies test results carried out into the Community. Thanks again you for your cooperation!  
Workshop for rabies 2018: Please save the date!
Published on
16/02/2018
♦ 05 February 2018 ♦ If not done yet, please save the date for next workshop for rabies that will be held on 13 June afternoon and 14 June 2018 morning in the Uccle campus (ex-CERVA), near Brussels in Belgium. All details of this 10th edition including registration, instructions and hotel booking, will be sent to invited laboratories by e-mail. Last year was exceptional because we opened this workshop to an international participation thanks to the consecutive organization of the...
Inter-laboratory test for tetracycline determination on teeth 2017: Modified report online
Published on
16/02/2018
♦ 15 February 2018 ♦ Please be aware that an updated version of the Inter-laboratory test for tetracycline determination on teeth 2017 report is now online in the private part of the website. The report has been amended by an annex presenting a subsequent analysis performed with a participant laboratory.  
Wishing you a very Happy New Year
Published on
18/01/2018
♦ 01 January 2018 ♦ The EURL for rabies team wishes you, your family, friends and colleagues a happy and prosperous New Year. May 2018 turn all your dreams into reality and all your efforts into great achievements.  
Inter-laboratory test for rabies diagnosis: No session in 2018
Published on
18/01/2018
♦ 18 January 2018 ♦ During workshop for rabies 2017 in Budapest, decision was taken to change the usual rhythm of the inter-laboratory test for rabies diagnosis. There will be no FAT, RTCIT, Conventional RT-PCR, nor Real Time RT-PCR test in 2018. Depending on the years other tests might be proposed by the EURL for rabies.  
Workshop for rabies 2018 will be held in Brussels
Published on
18/01/2018
♦ 18 January 2018 ♦ Although exact date and place remain to be confirmed at the moment, please note in your agenda that next workshop for rabies will be held in June 2018 in Brussels. A message will be sent to EU NRLs as well as concerned bordering labs to give more information when date and exact place will be determined.    
Inter-laboratory test for tetracycline determination on teeth 2017: Report released and online
Published on
18/01/2018
♦ 12 December 2017 ♦ The report of the inter-laboratory comparison on tetracycline and age determination in red fox teeth is now online (private part only). The fourth inter-laboratory session has revealed that 92% of participating laboratories presented 100% concordant results in the tetracycline detection test. Considering the age determination of the samples, 69% of the laboratories estimated concordant age class on the whole panel. Both TTC detection and age estimation have...
Rabies serology inter-laboratory test 2018: Registration ongoing
Published on
18/01/2018
♦ 18 January 2018 ♦ According to the European regulation 2010/436/EU, Anses-Nancy organized once a year in April a rabies serology inter-laboratory test. The participation in the rabies serology proficiency allows successful laboratories to be approved by the European Commission for the serological testing in the context of the international movements of pets. Last year, seventy-two laboratories successfully passed the rabies serology inter-laboratory test. Registration for the...
EFSA annual report on outbreaks in 2016 issued
Published on
18/01/2018
♦ 12 December 2017 ♦ [Relayed from www.efsa.europa.eu website] “This report of the European Food Safety Authority and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control presents the results of the zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2016 in 37 European countries (28 Member States (MS) and nine non-MS). […] The report further summarises trends and sources for bovine tuberculosis, brucellosis, trichinellosis, echinococcosis, toxoplasmosis, rabies, Q fever...

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