Linking Epidemiology and Laboratory Research on Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses in EU and China
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International Workshop on Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses

The LinkTADs workshop on Transboundary Diseases and Zoonoses was held on April 14th-16th in Shanghai, China.

The Workshop Agenda "Bridging research activities on transboundary animal diseases (TADs) and zoonoses between China and EU" included the following sessions:

  • Epidemiology and Ecology of Avian Influenza (AI) (Workshop 1), organized by LinkTADs and NIH NIAID partners: H5N1, H7N9 and other AIV, AIV control in Asia;
  • Establishing a Network for control of animal diseases and zoonoses (Workshop 2): Policy and control strategies; African swine fever (ASF) session; Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) session; Transboundary animal diseases (TADs);
  • Laboratory technology, emerging and reemerging diseases, viral zoonoses and bacterial zoonoses.

The participants had an opportunity to discuss the presentations on:

  • Challenges in the control of Japanese encephalitis virus by Zhyong Ma from Shanghai Veterinary Research Institute (SHVRI)
  • Control and confusion on bovine tuberculosis by Guo Aizhen from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University
  • Control of classical swine fever (CSF) in China: opportunities and challenges by Hua-Ji Qui from HVRI
  • Diagnosis and vaccination of AIV in China by a team of researchers from HVRI (FAO Animal Influenza Reference Center and National OIE Al reference Laboratory)
  • H7N9 in China: the epidemiological and virological features by Yuelong Shu from CNIC, IVDC and China CDC
  • HP-PRRS: epidemiology, prevention and control by Xinyan Zhai  (OIE PRRS reference laboratory) and China Animal Disease Control Center (CADC)
  • Poultry Industry, live Bird Market and Avian Influenza in China by Fusheng Guo from FAO ECTAD China
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