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. In January 2001 the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe) was appointed as OIE Reference laboratory (RL) for avian influenza by OIE. In 2008 it was recognized as FAO Reference centre (RC) for animal influenza and Newcastle disease.
Starting from the 1st January 2019 it has been acting as European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for avian influenza and Newcastle disease. The European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) aims to ensure availability and use of high quality methods, provide scientific and technical assistance, establish and maintain collections of reference reagents to create a well performing network of laboratories throughout the European Union.
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