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.
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.
Practical guidance for EU Member States on implementing genomic Avian Influenza Virus (AIV) surveillance.
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 epidemiological situation of avian influenza in Europe is in rapid evolution, with a growing number of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)…
Genetic characterization and spatial analysis of HPAI H5Nx viruses identified in Europe over the period 16 October – 24 November 2020
This report describes the genetic characteristics of the complete genomes of 27 European HPAI H5N8, H5N5 and H5N1 viruses recently identified in…
Today as never before building strong international collaborations is essential. This is the final message that emerged from the final meeting of the…
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