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The EAPHM Board, after careful consultation with the EAPHM Bylaws, the statutory (legal-) requirements under the Belgium law and Covid-19 related restrictions, has decided to organize an internet based (virtual) EAPHM Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the year 2020. The meeting will take place on Thursday 25th of June 2020, and starts at 18.00 hours.
Belgium prepares to submit a request to regain its status of being free from African Swine Fever (ASF). A country can file for a return of the ASF-free status in case the virus has not been found for 1 full year. Should the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the European Commission agree to the Belgian request, that could lead to an ASF-free status in October, provided that no new...
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Vaccination is essential. It prevents, controls and eradicates diseases in both animals and people.
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ASFV has brought enormous economic loss to a number of countries, and effective vaccine and therapy are still lacking. A rapid, sensitive, and field-deployable detection of ASFV is important for disease surveillance and control. This article describes the development of a Cas12a-mediated portable paper assay to rapidly and precisely detect ASFV.
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Sars-2 (Covid-19) Susceptibility of ferrets, cats, dogs, and other domesticated animals to SARS–coronavirus 2. This article describes that SARS-CoV-2 replicates poorly in dogs, pigs, chickens, and ducks, but ferrets and cats are permissive to infection. The authors found experimentally that cats are susceptible to airborne infection. This study provides important insights into the animal models...