The IZSVe carries out research activities in the fields of zoonosis, animal health, animal welfare and food safety in order to develop new diagnostic techniques (serological, virological and biomolecular), vaccines and vaccination procedures, as well as epidemiological strategies to promote public health.
Research programs are planned and conducted upon request from national and international organizations, e.g. the Italian Ministry of Health, Italian regional and provincial governments, the European Union (EU), the European Food Safery Authority (EFSA), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
- Animal health: diagnostic methods and surveillance systems for diseases of different animal species (poultry, cattle, pigs, rabbits, fish species, bees)
- Animal welfare: identification of breeding systems aimed at improving the quality of life of animals and respecting ethical criteria
- Food safety: risk analysis (management, assessment and communication of food risks); diagnostic methods for the identification of biological and chemical risks in food
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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…
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