OIE focal points for aquatic animal diseases in Africa

OIE focal points for aquatic animal diseases in Africa

OIE focal points for aquatic animal diseases in Africa
The following tables show the United States’ status for animal diseases that are reported to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) if they are confirmed to be present in specific livestock, poultry, and aquaculture species. The disease had been described as early as 1996 in Europe. The seminar was facilitated by the European Commission (DG SANCO) and the Government of Namibia and was complemented by field visits to producers and processors of aquatic products, such as (farmed) fish, shell fish and oysters in Swakopmund and neighbouring Walvisbay. B. Where required or appropriate, all our supporting activities are governed by standard operating procedures and desk instructions to ensure continuity in the work we deliver and the advice we provide. The results of the PCR testing were negative. External speakers provided inputs on the inland and marine aquatic production sectors in the world and in Africa, the challenges of illegal, unregistered and unregulated fisheries, international and regional stakeholders working on aquatic health issues, and import, export and certification of aquatic products.

Seven countries (including the host country) were given an opportunity to present the challenges they face in meeting OIE international standards, while case studies were presented by international experts on koi herpes virus, abalone virus mortality, white spot disease in shrimps, epizootic ulcerative syndrome in (fin)fish and fransicella infections in tilapia. Similar outbreaks have occurred in Michigan, New York, Indiana, California, Ontario (Canada), and Arizona. Cleopas Bamhare (right), to the Delegate of the last counytry to become Member of the OIE, Dr. Jimmy Melanie of the Seychelles (c) Gillian Mylrea (oie) 2010..

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