Guidelines for reporting surveillance data on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) in the EU within the framework of Regulation (EC) No 999/2001
These guidelines are specifically aimed at guiding the reporting of information under the framework of Regulation 999/2001/EC. The technical aspects for the reporting of surveillance data on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in bovine animals, scrapie and genotyping in small ruminants (sheep and goats) and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in cervids are covered. The guidelines explain the individual data elements of the Standard Sample Description (SSD2) model which are relevant for the data collection on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE). These guidelines are given in order to support the reporting countries in data submission using eXtensible Markup Language (XML) data file transfer through the Data Collection Framework (DCF) according to the protocol described in the EFSA Guidance on Data Exchange (GDE2).