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Laboratory Data Flows at country level: African Swine Fever and Avian Influenza surveillance

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Disclaimer: The present document has been produced and adopted by the bodies identified above as author. In accordance with Article 36 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002, this task has been carried out exclusively by the author in the context of a grant agreement between the European Food Safety Authority and the author. The present document is published complying with the transparency principle to which the Authority is subject. It cannot be considered as an output adopted by the Authority. The European Food Safety Authority reserves its rights, view and position as regards the issues addressed and the conclusions reached in the present document, without prejudice to the rights of the authors.


The Framework Working Contract (FWC) number OC/EFSA/ALPHA/2018/01 between the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the contracting authority, and the SIGMA consortium, the contractor, is in force from 23 May 2018 until 22 November 2021. The subject matter of the FWC is the provision of technical support to improve and automatize the collection and reporting to EFSA by the European Union (EU) Member States of data on animal disease outbreaks and surveillance (SIGMA). The contracting authority orders services by sending the contractor Order forms by e‐mail. Among other tasks, EFSA requested the preparation of two External Reports on Country Data Flows: one on Animal Population and a second on Laboratory data. The present report describes the data flows in place in contributing countries for the management and updated of national databases on laboratory (surveillance) data.