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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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Bee groups embrace new EU partnership: trust is the key

Beekeepers, scientists, policy-makers and other relevant parties are to set up a European bee partnership that could transform the way bee health is assessed in the EU. The pledge was the main outcome of a major scientific meeting held in Brussels yesterd ...

27 June 2017
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Welfare insights on slaughter of pregnant animals

EFSA experts have examined issues surrounding the slaughter of pregnant farmed animals in Europe. According to EFSA expert judgement, on average 3% of dairy cows, 1.5 % of beef cattle, 0.5% of pigs, 0.8% sheep and 0.2% of goats in the EU are slaughtered d ...

30 May 2017
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Bee health: EFSA outlines data collection needs

EFSA’s MUST-B working group has finalised its requirements for the collection of field data needed to support its risk assessment model for bees. The model is currently being developed using published data and expert knowledge, but realistic field data wi ...

22 May 2017
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Towards a European Bee Partnership: register now

EFSA is to co-host a scientific colloquium on bee health as part of the European Parliament’s Week of Bees and Pollination 2017. Registration is now open for the event, Collecting and sharing data on bee health: Towards a European Bee Partnership, which w ...

03 May 2017
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Lumpy skin disease outbreaks contained in south-east Europe

The mass vaccination of cattle implemented in south-eastern Europe successfully contained the outbreaks of lumpy skin disease in the region in 2015-16. This is the main conclusion of an epidemiological analysis carried out by EFSA in cooperation with coun ...

20 April 2017
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African swine fever spreading slowly, says report

African swine fever is spreading slowly in the Baltic countries and Poland, according to the latest epidemiological data analysed by these Member States and EFSA. The disease is spreading at about 2 km a month in Latvia and Estonia, and 1 km a month in Li ...

23 March 2017
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Bluetongue: EFSA reviews control measures

Mass vaccination programmes lasting at least five years in combination with improved, continuous surveillance systems would be the only effective measures for eradicating bluetongue in Europe, EFSA has concluded. EFSA’s experts have reviewed control measu ...

08 March 2017
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New insights on perceptions of antimicrobial resistance

Do you think enough is being done to control or prevent overuse of antibiotics in farm animals? Do antibiotics kill viruses? These are some of the questions that EFSA asked farmers, veterinarians and consumers through its survey aimed at gauging awareness ...

06 March 2017
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