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Fourth Meeting of the Steering Committee of GF-TADs for Europe


During a two-day meeting in Brussels from 26-27 January, the Steering Committee for the FAO/OIE joint program to combat transboundary animal diseases met to establish priories over the next five years, through 2016. It marks the fourth meeting to take stock of progress made to date and future directions for the European pole of GF-TADS, or the Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases. The stakeholders reviewed the present situation with regards to African Swine Fever’s spread in the Russian Federation, rabies control, peste des petits ruminants in regions bordering Europe, classical swine fever and an overview of the recent situation with Schmallenberg virus outbreaks in European countries.

List of presentations

  1. Report on the OIE Performance Veterinary Service (PVS) Pathway
  2. Overview of the epidemiological situation in Europe
  3. "Schmallenberg virus" (SBV) in Germany
  4. Update on African swine fever (ASF) research
  5. African swine fever (ASF) measures - Estonia
  6. Euoepan Commission (EC) projects for animal disease control and eradication - Classical swine fever (CSF) and Rabies
  7. GLEWS: Joint FAO, OIE, WHO initiative
  8. Outcomes of the OIE Global Conference on Rabies Control Seoul, September 2011
  9. European Union (EU) Rabies Projects
  10. Rabies epizootic situation in Ukraine

To request presentations: empres-livestock@fao.org

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