EAPHM Board Message
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 vaccination than was recorded some time ago.
The EAPHM Board was very much relieved to read that 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.
As was requested by several EAPHM members, the PowerPoint presentation from Dr. Vittorio Guberti at the webinar on ASF fever and Germany that was held on Thursday December 10th will be available on the www.EAPHM.org website, in PDF format.
Invoices to renew your EAPHM membership for 2021 have been send out and payments are coming in. The EAPHM Board wishes to thank the members for their continued support. When you are not a member yet please join the EAPHM (How to join? | EAPHM). The larger the membership base, the stronger the voice of the EAPHM in representative bodies of the EU!