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Chronic wasting disease: update on detection methods and occurrence

Diagnostic methods used in Norway detected chronic wasting disease (CWD) in reindeer, moose and red deer in 2016 and 2017, say EFSA experts. Until now, little was known about the efficacy of available methods for detecting the disease in Europe – as the d ...

17 January 2018
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Update on Salmonella Agona outbreak

The withdrawal and/or recall of infant formula produced by a single French processing company will significantly reduce the risk of more infants being infected by Salmonella Agona, say EFSA and ECDC as a result of a rapid outbreak assessment. An outbreak ...

17 January 2018
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Salmonella cases no longer falling in the EU

The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the EU has levelled off according to the annual report on zoonotic diseases published today. Cases of Salmonella Enteritidis acquired in the EU have increased in humans by 3% since 2014 says the report, which ...

12 December 2017
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Dermal absorption: refined BfR template for in vitro calculations

Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has refined the template for calculating dermal absorption for in vitro studies for pesticides. The changes took account of feedback from stakeholders during an info session on EFSA’s Guidance on derma ...

07 December 2017
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Low incidence of TSEs in the EU, EFSA confirms

EFSA has published its second EU summary report on the monitoring of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). TSEs are a group of diseases that affect the brain and nervous system of humans and animals. These include bovine spongiform encephalopa ...

30 November 2017
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Neonicotinoids: update on risks to bees due early next year

EFSA’s updated risk assessments on the potential risks to bees from neonicotinoid pesticides will be finalised in February 2018. The assessments for clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam will be finalised following a final round of consultation with ...

14 November 2017
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Scientists investigate origin of isolated BSE cases

The European response to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after the crisis of the 1980s has significantly reduced prevalence of the disease in cattle.  However, isolated cases are still being reported in the EU and for this reason the European Commi ...

13 July 2017
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Hepatitis E: raw pork is main cause of infection in EU

Consumption of raw or undercooked pork meat and liver is the most common cause of hepatitis E infection in the EU, said EFSA. More than 21,000 cases of hepatitis E infections have been reported in humans over the last 10 years, with an overall 10-fold inc ...

11 July 2017
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