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Drivers for occasional spillover event of Ebola virus

In order to identify the drivers for spillover of Ebola virus from animal to humans, a set of drivers for spillover of infectious diseases was identified from the literature. A subset of scientific studies was used to structure a corpus of relevant argume ...

25 June 2015
Scientific Report of EFSA

Small hive beetle diagnosis and risk management options

Visual inspection of a bee hive or commodity combined with the use of traps is recommended to screen for small hive beetle (SHB) presence. Any observation or result of a screening test suggesting the presence of SHB should be confirmed. Treatments like he ...

17 March 2015
Scientific Report of EFSA

Rubber flooring and pig welfare

The Commission requested EFSA to assess three studies concerning the use of rubber slats in pig holdings regarding the statistical differences between the welfare outcomes for sows and gilts when comparing concrete slatted floors and floors with a rubber ...

16 December 2014
Scientific Report of EFSA

HPAI H5N8 entry and spread in Europe

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 outbreaks in poultry farms have been reported in Asia and Europe since January and November 2014, respectively. The entry of HPAI H5N8 into Europe and its subsequent spread within Europe are two separate event ...

15 December 2014
Scientific Report of EFSA

Assessment of E. multilocularis surveillance reports 2014

This report provides an analysis and critical assessment of the sampling strategy, the data collected, and the detection methods used in the Echinococcus multilocularis surveillance carried out in Finland, Ireland, Malta and the United Kingdom (UK) and re ...

27 October 2014
Scientific Report of EFSA

Modern methodologies for human hazard assessment of chemicals

This scientific report provides a review of modern methodologies and tools to depict toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic processes and their application for the human hazard assessment of chemicals. The application of these methods is illustrated with example ...

24 April 2014
Scientific Report of EFSA

Mitigation measures for African swine fever virus in wild boar

This scientific report has been prepared in response to a request for urgent scientific and technical assistance under Art 31 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002, in relation to possible mitigation measures to prevent introduction and spread of African swine f ...

17 March 2014
Scientific Report of EFSA

Bee research: review, gaps and needs

This report reviews recent work on bee health carried out by EFSA, Member States (MSs) and the European Commission (EC). It identifies data and knowledge gaps and provides research recommendations that may facilitate the transition towards an integrated e ...

13 March 2014
Scientific Report of EFSA