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Bee health: EFSA’s work recognised at EU awards

EFSA’s work to raise awareness about bee health was recognised this week when it received the Excellence through Collaboration award from the EU Ombudsman. The Ombudsman’s awards recognise initiatives and projects carried out by the EU that have a visible ...

27 June 2019
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Lumpy skin disease: Balkans outbreak-free in 2018

Vaccination and other control measures have succeeded in halting the epidemic of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in the Balkans, new data suggests. EFSA’s latest report on the status of the disease in south-eastern Europe shows that there were no new outbreaks i ...

21 March 2019
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Latest developments on African swine fever

EFSA has published an update on the epidemiological situation of African swine fever (ASF) in Europe. In the latest report, experts assess the effectiveness of different measures that can be taken when a case of ASF is detected in an area that was previou ...

29 November 2018
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Lumpy skin disease in cattle: from containment to elimination

EFSA has assessed the most effective strategies for eliminating lumpy skin disease (LSD) now that the outbreaks in south-eastern Europe have been contained.  A report published today gives advice on the ideal duration of vaccination programmes to eliminat ...

16 October 2018
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African swine fever: EFSA assesses measures to prevent spread

African Swine Fever: how to stay one step ahead EFSA has identified strategies for managing wild boar at different stages of an epidemic of African swine fever (ASF): what should be done before, during and after. Wild boar are known to play an important r ...

11 July 2018
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Bee health: data partnership a ‘milestone’ in European campaign

The establishment of the EU Bee Partnership could be a milestone in the fight to protect bees, the chair of the European Parliament’s Bee Week said at the conclusion of this year’s event. Michel Dantin MEP made his remarks after he and more than 150 other ...

29 June 2018
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Neonicotinoids: EFSA evaluates emergency uses

EFSA has examined the scientific basis for emergency authorisations of neonicotinoid pesticides which were granted in seven EU Member States in 2017. EFSA’s reports evaluate on a country-by-country basis whether other pesticides could have been substitute ...

21 June 2018
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New fungus detected in EU salamanders

An emerging pathogenic fungus, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal), has been detected in different species of salamanders across the EU, both kept as pets and in the wild. Cases have been reported in Belgium, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and the U ...

30 April 2018
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