Challenges of animal health information systems and surveillance for animal diseases and zoonoses

Challenges of animal health
information systems
and surveillance for
animal diseases and zoonoses

FAO ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH
Proceedings 14

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome 2011

Abstract

Animal Disease Surveillance is key to improving disease analysis, early warning and predicting disease emergence and spread. As a preventive measure, disease surveillance is aimed at reducing animal health-related risks and major consequences of disease outbreaks on food production and livelihoods. Early warning systems are dependent on the quality of animal disease information collected at all levels via effective surveillance; therefore, data gathering and sharing is essential to understand the dynamics of animal diseases in diverse agro-ecological settings to support effective decision-making to prevent disease and for emergency response. Animal Disease surveillance systems track zoonotic diseases and identify emerging diseases and as such, are recognised as a global public good to support improved animal and global public health.



Table of Contents

Acronyms

 

Introduction

 

Group discussion and recommendations

 

Surveillance for the present and the future

 

Surveillance for animal diseases and animal health information management in Australia

 

Progress and challenges in official information systems for disease surveillance in Chile

 

Animal health information systems in Indonesia

 

Animal health information system in Viet Nam

 

Animal Resources Information System (ARIS) of the AU-IBAR

 

Global surveillance: suggestions for a strategic approach

 

Digital pen technology for animal disease surveillance in Southern Africa

 

Active surveillance of H5N1 HPAI using sms gateway in Bangladesh

 

Surveillance for rinderpest: beyond eradication

 

The german animal disease notification and information systems

 

SADC animal health and livestock network

 

OIRSA data collection system for animal and plant health

 

SIVCONT epidemiological information and surveillance system

 

REPIVET: epidemiosurveillance network of REMESA

 

Caribvet: a regional animal health surveillance network

 

SADC animal health and livestock network

 

Wildlife disease surveillance and reporting

 

FAO EMPRES-i Asia: regional animal disease information system for Asia

 

Information systems and surveillance for animal diseases in saarc countries

 

PROMED: global early warning system for animal, plant and human diseases

 

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in Australia and Indonesia

 

FAO/OIE FMD Reference Laboratories Information System: ReLais

 

OFFLU’s contribution to global animal influenza surveillance

 

BioPortal: a web-based system for global surveillance of animal diseases

 

Surveillance needs, tools and options: experiences between developed and developing worlds

 

TADinfo

 

Global Administrative Unit Layers (GAUL)

 

FAO wildlife disease surveillance

 

The OIE World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS)

 

Event management at WHO: an all hazards approach

 

The FAO/OIE/WHO Global Early Warning System

 

FAO EMPRES-i: an integrated tool for early warning and animal disease surveillance

 

List of participants



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