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Data sources on animal diseases: Country Card of Albania

Mapping the ‘datasources’ on animal diseases,in each European Union (EU) Member State and, since 2020, in Pre‐accession countries,is one of the activities of EFSA's SIGMA1, 2, 3 project. The aim of this activity is to identify the central competent a ...

08 July 2020
Technical report

Avian influenza overview February – May 2020

Between 16 February and 15 May 2020, 290highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5) virus outbreakswere reported in Europe in poultry (n=287), captive birds (n=2) and wild birds (n=1)in Bulgaria, Czechia,Germany,Hungary andPolandand two low pathogenic ...

30 June 2020
Scientific Opinion

Welfare of pigs at slaughter

The killing of pigs for human consumption (slaughtering) can take place in a slaughterhouse or on farm. The processes of slaughtering that were assessed for welfare, from the arrival of pigs until their death, were grouped into three main phases: pre‐stun ...

17 June 2020
Scientific Opinion

Risk assessment for influenza D in Europe

Recent studies have identified a new genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family, Influenza D virus (IDV). This virus was shown to infect farm animals including swine and cattle, and to efficiently replicate and transmit in ferrets, the animal model of choice fo ...

04 June 2020
External Scientific Report

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