EAPHM Newsletter

2021 is on its way and hopefully in this year the general public will experience the real power of vaccines! The main aim of vaccination is to reduce the pathogen presence and pressure in the environment. Veterinarians know how important “herd” immunity is for this reason. We can only hope that the success of Covid-19 vaccination will lead to a higher percentage of humans willing to receive the...
The suspicion of African swine fever (ASF) in a wild boar carcass found in Potsdam's Gross Glienicke was not confirmed by the National Reference Laboratory. The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, FLI) was able to rule out ASF through extensive, additional examinations of the sent wild boar carcass.
The webinar on ASF fever and Germany that was held on Thursday December 10th was a great event. Dr. Vittorio Guberti presented the epidemiological picture, the way ASF virus spreads, resulting in an increasing area where ASF virus is present. During the Question and Answer session, he made a strong pledge to have an European approach in fighting against ASF virus expansion.
EAPHM held a webinar with Vittorio Guberti presenting on what we have learnt in the past 10 years about ASF and Andrea Palzer presenting on the current situation in Germany
EAPHM Board message: The EAPHM Board has received several messages from concerned EAPHM members about the current relation with the ECPHM. The expressed concerns focus on the dominant position the ECPHM has created for themselves. The, by the ECPHM proposed, Veterinary Practitioners Council (VPC) consists out of a group of practitioners selected by the ECPHM Board, which is an example of such...