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The European Union summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2013


  • European Food Safety Authority,

  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

  • Correspondence: zoonoses@efsa.europa.eu
  • Acknowledgement: EFSA and ECDC wish to thank the members of the Scientific Network for Zoonoses Monitoring Data and the Food and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network who provided the data and reviewed the report; the members of the Scientific Network for Zoonoses Monitoring Data for their endorsement of this scientific output; the EFSA staff: Frank Boelaert, Valentina Rizzi, Giusi Amore, Anca Stoicescu, Francesca Riolo, Krisztina Nagy, Cristina Rodriguez Pinacho, Johanna Kleine and ECDC staff: Therese Westrell, Eva Warns-Petit, Joana Gomes Dias, Csaba Ködmön and Johanna Takkinen and the EFSA contractor, the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, and staff: Birgitte Helwigh, Helle Korsgaard, Anna Irene Vedel Sørensen and Lone Jannok Porsbo, for the support provided to this scientific output.
  • Approval date: 18 December 2014
  • Published date: 28 January 2015
  • Correction date: 10 March 2016
  • Erratum: This report was revised to reflect updated datasets submitted by Romania, Ireland, Portugal and Germany during 2015. The updated data relate to Salmonella in poultry species for Romania, verocytotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC) in dairy products for Ireland, rabies in stray dogs and stray cats for Portugal, and West Nile virus (WNV) in birds for Germany. The following sections on Salmonella were amended: Summary — Salmonella (p. 5) and rabies (p. 9); Section 3.1.2 — Salmonella in animals (Table 5 Salmonella in breeding flocks, Table 6 Salmonella in laying hen flocks, Table 7 Salmonella in broiler flocks, Table 9 Salmonella in fattening flocks of turkeys and related Figures); and Section 3.1.4 — Salmonella discussion. The revised data did not change the outcome that Romania met its Salmonella reduction targets for poultry in 2013. At EU level, the prevalence of the five targeted Salmonella serovars in adult breeding flocks tested under the mandatory Salmonella control programmes was 0.6% in 2013, unchanged from 2012. In relation to VTEC, Section 3.4.2 (test results in dairy products found negative by Ireland) was amended. Section 3.11.2 on rabies was amended (rabies in animals with testing results in stray dogs and stray cats found negative by Portugal). Section 3.13.2 on WNV was amended (WNV in animals with test results in birds found negative by Germany).
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2014-00116
  • On request from: EFSA