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  • Disease Terrestrials

    SARS-CoV-2

    Overview What is SARS-CoV-2?  SARS-CoV-2, the agent that causes COVID-19 in humans, is a betacoronavirus – a genus that includes several coronaviruses (SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, bat SARS-like CoV, and others) isolated from humans, bats, camels, civets,…

  • Disease Terrestrials, Avian

    Avian Influenza

    Overview What is avian influenza? Avian influenza is a highly contagious viral disease that affects both domestic and wild birds. Avian influenza viruses have also been isolated, although less frequently, from mammalian species, including humans.…

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    Anniversary Reflections

    Anniversary reflections A century of improving animal health and welfare Ever since humans inhabited the earth, animals have been an integral part of our lives and sustainability. Whether they assist in work, provide a source…

  • WOAH 100 history

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    A century strong: our history

    Explore a timeline of our key milestones since 1924 As we celebrate 100 years of unwavering commitment to animal health and Veterinary Services around the world, we look back at our rich history. 1924: The…

  • One Health

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    One Health

    Overview Global health risks and tomorrow’s challenges The COVID-19 pandemic, a human public health crisis resulting from a virus of potential animal origin, underlined the validity of the One Health concept in understanding and confronting…

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    Agro-crime and agro-terrorism

    Animal health and security: a shared history  The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how infectious disease outbreaks have the potential to cause major disruptions to society, as well as highlighting vulnerabilities in preparedness for biological emergencies.  …

  • Sustainable Laboratory Analysis

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    PVS Sustainable Laboratories Cohort Analysis

    Many laboratories are not able to provide results in a timely, accurate, safe, secure, and consistent manner.  As the world is faced with emerging disease outbreaks, there is an urgent need for building detection capabilities…

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    Laboratory Equipment Management and Sustainability

    A major resource for laboratories, equipment – like thermocyclers, biosafety cabinets, freezers, and microscopes - shapes the kind of services that can be provided in support of national animal health programmes. Equipment plays an important…

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    Sustainable Laboratories

    Laboratory Equipment Management and Sustainability Discover PVS Sustainable Laboratories Cohort Analysis Discover Some veterinary laboratories worldwide struggle to meet critical requirements and sustain achievements over time. A lack of sustainability represents a threat to national,…

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    Emergency Preparedness

    Agro-crime and agro-terrorism Discover Collaborating Centre Network for Veterinary Emergencies Discover COVID-19 Discover Interagency cooperation for emergency management Discover Sustainable Laboratories Discover Forms of emergency and disaster Emergencies can have severe cascading effects on our…