avian influenza, HPAI/LPAI, monitoring, poultry, captive birds, wild birds, humans
Scientific Report of EFSA
ALPHA [at] efsa.europa.eu
EFSA Journal 2017;15(12):5141 [70 pp.].
European Food Safety Authority
In line with EFSA’s policy on declarations of interest, the following working group (WG) experts: Ian Brown, Paolo Mulatti, Krzysztof Smietanka and Christoph Staubach, have declared that they have current involvement in risk assessment activities at national level related to avian influenza, which constitutes a conflict of interest (CoI) with the mandate of the EFSA WG in hand. The CoIs have been waived and the waivers were adopted in accordance with Article 16(5) of the Decision of the Executive Director on Declarations of Interest of 31 July 2017 EFSA/LRA/DEC/02/2014, available at http://www.efsa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/corporate_publications/files/independencerules2014.pdf. Pursuant to Article 16(7) of the above mentioned Decision, the concerned experts were allowed to take part in the discussions and in the drafting phase of the EFSA Scientific report on Avian influenza monitoring (Art. 31) - overview October 2016 – August 2017, and have not been allowed to be, or act as, a chairman, a vice-chairman or rapporteur of the WG.