Joint Meeting of the EFSA Animal Health and Welfare Network and the ECDC Emerging and Vector-borne Disease Network on West Nile fever virus surveillance in the European Union

30 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014

The objectives of the meeting were to exchange information and define common objectives

  1. To exchange information about West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance activities in humans, domestic animals, wildlife and vectors implemented in five European Union (EU) Member States (Austria, France, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom (UK)) by the animal health and public health authorities
  2. To define common objectives for surveillance of WNV in humans, domestic animals, wildlife and vectors
  3. To review WNV data collection models to ensure that surveillance objectives can be achieved
  4. To review existing reporting of WNV activity to improve joint analysis and reporting
  5. To prepare a proposal and practical recommendations for joint WNV surveillance activities to be presented to all EU Member States