European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease
co-funded by the EU
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.IZSVe-EURL AI/ND Platform »
Presentation and contacts of the team working at the AI/ND EURL.
Research and projects
Research activities and international collaborations involving the AI/ND EURL.
Publications authored or co-authored by members of the current AI/ND EURL.
Information on annual proficiency testing (PT) organized by the AI/ND EURL.
Laboratory methods for the detection, identification and typing of AI and ND viruses.
National Reference Laboratories
List of the European Union NRLs for AI and ND.
Presentations at the annual workshops of the EU-NRLs for AI and ND.
Avian influenza in Europe: update
Epidemiological situation and provisions adopted by the competent authorities during avian influenza emergencies caused by HPAI and LPAI viruses in Europe.
Avian influenza in Italy: update
Epidemiological situation and provisions adopted by the competent authorities during avian influenza emergencies caused by HPAI and LPAI viruses in Italy.
Wild bird target species for HPAI passive surveillance
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.
Guidance for genomic monitoring of Avian Influenza Virus
Practical guidance for EU Member States on implementing genomic Avian Influenza Virus (AIV) surveillance.
WOAH 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 WOAH 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.
EFSA, ECDC, EURL: ongoing avian influenza outbreaks in birds, low risk to the public
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How are veterinary epidemic emergencies managed? [Video]
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Highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) infection in farmed minks in Spain
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