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.
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.
PAIR project, new diagnostic and prognostic tools to respond to pandemics based on a One Health approach
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