World Animal Health Information System

WAHIS portal: Animal Health Data

To enable free access to world animal health data, the OIE provides Internet users with several computer tools designed to answer specific user needs. This portal provides easy access to these tools, for more accurate results while searching for world animal health information.

Guaranteeing transparency of the world animal health situation is one of the primary missions of WOAH. Member Countries have an obligation to submit information on their animal health situation, and a list of terrestrial and aquatic animal diseases notifiable to the OIE has been established for that purpose.

To fulfil this mandate, the OIE regularly adapts the information technology tools of the World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS) which comprises three essential elements:

  1. An early warning system for the immediate management of alert notices for OIE-listed diseases and emerging diseases.
  2. A monitoring system to manage six-monthly information updates on all OIE-listed diseases.
  3. Further information provided by National Authorities through annual reports on animal diseases affecting human populations; animal populations and Veterinary Service capacities, such as personnel, laboratory capacity and vaccine production.

In addition, there is WAHIS–Wild, a system which gathers and presents information on wildlife diseases that are not included in the OIE list but are considered to require surveillance. These diseases are not subject to compulsory notification, but Member Countries are encouraged to provide information on them voluntarily, if they are of significant interest for animal health knowledge.

The WAHIS portal provides public access to all this information, as described below.

List of real-time alert noticesPlease subscribeNew OIE-WAHIS alerts smartphone application
OIE-Info distribution list.The new version will be available soon.
 OIE-WAHIS InterfaceHandistatus IIArchives
It gathers together all data from 2005 onwards.Provides all data collected by the OIE between 1996 and 2004.Weekly animal health information report archives dating from 1992 to 2006.
OIE-WAHIS data entry interfaceInterface OIE-WAHIS-WildOIE-WAHIS
Notification procedures
Only available to authorised users, mainly Member Country Delegates to the OIE and their representatives.A tool presenting information about wildlife diseases which are not included on the OIE list but which are considered to require surveillance. The new version will be available soon (*).These notification procedures are intended for OIE Focal Points for Animal Disease Notification from Member Countries  in order to help them with the notification process.
(*) Please note that the WAHIS-Wild module of the WAHIS platform is currently undergoing renovation and is therefore unavailable. If you need information on non-OIE listed wildlife diseases, please contact the World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department at [email protected].
For information on the health status of wildlife regarding OIE-listed diseases, please visit the WAHIS platform.