European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease
The Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe) was designated as National Reference Centre for Avian Influenza (AI) and Newcastle disease (ND) by the Italian Ministry of Health in 1999.
On January 1st, 2019 the IZSVe has taken over the role of European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Avian Influenza (AI) and Newcastle Disease (ND). The AI/ND EURL aims to create a well performing network of laboratories throughout the European Union by ensuring availability of high quality methods, providing scientific and technical assistance and establishing and maintaining collection of reference reagents.
List of wild bird target species on which to focus in order to achieve the most effective testing of dead birds for detection of H5 HPAI viruses in the EU.
OIE Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease
& FAO Reference Centre for Animal Influenza and Newcastle Disease
In January 2001 the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe) was appointed as OIE Reference Laboratory (RL) for Avian influenza and Newcastle Disease. In 2008 it was recognized as FAO Reference Centre (RC) for Animal Influenza and Newcastle Disease.
The new European Union Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease starts its activities
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Integration of genetic and epidemiological data during the 2016-2017 avian influenza epidemic in Italy
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OIE Twinning Project between the IZSVe and the National Veterinary Research Institute of Nigeria, the first year of activities
The first year of activities stemming from the OIE Twinning Project “Improving NVRI laboratory capacity for a better control of the Avian Influenza…
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