Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) on a request from the Commission regarding an assessment of the risk of rabies introduction into the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Malta, as a consequence of abandoning the serological test measuring protective antibodies to rabies.

Lyssavirus, Rhabdoviridae, mammalian reservoirs, red fox , raccoon dog , transmission, incubation period, epidemiology, rabies in domestic animals, rabies in humans, control measures, surveillance and eradication programmes in wildlife, rabies vaccination, protection and seroconversion, FAVN and RFFIT tests , test specificity, risk assessment, rabies incidence, rabies prevalence, risk of infection, waiting time, risk of rabies introduction.
First published in the EFSA Journal
15 febbraio 2007
11 dicembre 2006
Last Updated
15 febbraio 2007. This version replaces the previous one/s.
Scientific Opinion


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Panel members at the time of adoption

Frank Koenen, Harry J. Blokhuis, James Michael Sharp, Jörg Hartung, Mariano Domingo, Marion Wooldridge, Martin Wierup, Matthias Greiner, Moez Sanaa, Mo Salman, Patricia Costa, Per Have, Philippe Vannier
Panel on Animal Health and Welfare
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