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Linking Epidemiology and Laboratory Research on Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses in EU and China
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Shanghai workshops of China-EU LinkTADs project and NIH NIAID avian influenza project

Shanghai workshops promoting cooperation and discussion between China-EU LinkTADs project and NIH NIAID avian influenza project are held on 14-16 April. The workshops are organized by China Animal Disease Control Centre; Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), University of Oklahoma (NIH NIAID project) and Shanghai Veterinary Research Institute.

The theme of the workshops is:  Bridging research activities on trans-boundary animal disease and zoonoses between China and EU. The two workshops are planned in order to provide all-inclusive discussion platform for researchers from the EU and China, working under two projects in order to exchange experience and jointly find effective solutions to transboundary animal disease control and prevention.

Topics to be discussed and presented during the First Workshop "Epidemiology and Ecology of Avian influenza"

  • Updates on H5N1, H7N9 and other AIV:
  1. AIV animal infections and surveillance in China
  2. H7N9 in China: the epidemiological and virological features
  3. Spatial epidemiology of H5N1 and H7N9
  4. The role of wild birds in AIV introduction, spread and persistence
  • Challenges in AIV control in Asia
  1. Poultry industry market
  2. Diagnostic and vaccination of AIV chain and the spread of AIVP
  3. Preventing and preparing for H7N9 incursion in risk countries
  4. Mathematical models to support disease control 

Topics to be discussed and presented during the Second Workshop "Establishing Network for Control of Animal Diseases and Zoonoses":

  • Policy and Control Strategies
  1. The EU legislation, disease control structure and research
  2. The Chinese legislation, disease control structure and strategies 
  • Trans-boundary animal diseases (ASF session)
  1. Spreading and endemicity of African swine fever in Europe and Africa: what are the risks for East Asia
  2. Laboratory Surveillance of African swine fever in China
  • Trans-boundary animal diseases (PRRS session)
  1. PRRS evolution and challenges in control
  2. Development and application of a dual-marker vaccine for highly pathogenic PRRS
  3. Highly pathogenic PRRS: Epidemiology, prevention and control 

The participants will also discuss the laboratory technology, visit Shanghai Veterinary Research Institute. Special sessions will be devotred to emergin and remerging diseases, viral zoonoses and bacterial zoonoses.