An associate editor for Veterinary category « Animal Focus »


Since this month, Dr Alice Mukakanamugire, veterinarian based in Paris helps in the article selection for "Animal Focus" category.  As me, Alice is voluntary to do this work and this occupation permits her to obtain an additional competence in the field of editing in veterinary epidemiology.


If like her, you want to participate in the article selection in a category of the newsletter, you're welcome.

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Information on the epidemiology sector, for professionals only


- Prevention -


- Controlling method - Processionary Moths - GERMANY  - In order to control the moth better in residential areas in future, the option of deploying an unmanned helicopter is currently being tested. The tests are being conducted on a tree infested with oak processionary moths in Southern Brandenburg, near Paplitz. If this method proves successful, it will be of great significance for plant and health protection. The caterpillars of the processionary moth could then be controlled specifically on individual trees .*

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Australian scientists say they have developed the first blood test which can identify bowel cancer. They say the new test picked up three out of every four tumours in patients . *


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OCDE portal about Dangerous products withdrawn of the market



L’OCDE lance un portail sur les produits de consommation retirés du marché parce que dangereux. Cela permet à tous, d’avoir accès très rapidement aux informations sur les produits retirés du marché en Australie, au Canada, en Europe et aux Etats-Unis .* 

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- Statistics -


- Time series analysis for scrub typhus - CHINA -

Seasonal decomposition analysis was applied to analyze the monthly data, followed by Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average Model (ARIMA) compared to the actual incidence.  This model would be appropriated in predicting scrub typhus .*

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Bowel cancer

First blood test


- Training -


- Global classroom in public health - SINGAPORE -

- Courses in Global Classroom permits simultaneous video conferencing across Asia's leading universities including the National University of Singapore, Seoul National University, South Korea, National Taiwan University, and the University of Occupational and Environmental Health in Japan . *

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This report, conducted in the 2006-2012 Action Plan on Climate Change, presents the results of a consultation with a descriptive quote based mainly on a qualitative approach. Thirty-two experts reflecting the diversity and structure of the monitoring of zoonoses were interviewed. They are defined by both their health sector (public health, human health, health of pets and livestock health wildlife including vectors), their monitoring function (manager, analyst, an epidemiologist , consulting physician, veterinarian, professional laboratory supplier of field data) and their type of employer. The overall objective was to describe the characteristics of current and future requirements of the monitoring system in Quebec zoonoses in the context of climate change and ecological . *

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ANSES’s seminar on antimicrobial resistance and animal health



19th November, 2012-11-12

Auditorium Oséo, Anses

27-31 avenue du Général Leclerc, Maisons-Alfort (94), France

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Carcinogenesis 2012




November 19-21, 2012

New Delhi, India

Topics: Models and Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis and Carcinoprevention: Epidemiology and Public Health Initiatives in the developing and developed world: Molecular Markers in diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention .

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- Animals Focus -


Monitoring of zoonoses and climate change and ecological / Report



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- Europe -


- European Public Health Alliance - EUROPE-

- The mission of EPHA is to bring together the public health community to provide thought leadership and facilitate change; to build public health capacity to deliver equitable solutions to European public health challenges, to improve health and reduce health inequalities .*

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- Networking -


- PROMED-MAIL – Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases - WORLD -

- ProMED-mail is an Internet-based reporting system dedicated to rapid global dissemination of information on outbreaks of infectious diseases and acute exposures to toxins that affect human health, including those in animals and in plants grown for food or animal feed. ProMED-mail to provide up-to-date and reliable news about threats to human, animal, and food plant health around the world. ProMED-mail is open to all sources and free of political constraints .*

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- New syndromes emergence  -



- Autosomal-recessive congenital cerebellar ataxia is caused by mutations in metabotropic glutamate receptor 1

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- Early-onset Lafora body disease

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- Legislation -


- Flaws in drug law PAKISTAN -

As such, not much is available by way of mechanisms on how to ensure the safety, quality and affordability of medicines, which is the major public health challenge facing Pakistan. The overwhelming emphasis seems to be on the pharmaceutical industry rather than on preventing the public from being exposed to unsafe or substandard drugs .*

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- Atlas of health and climate WORLD

- The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) published a joint Atlas of health and climate. It is a product of this unique collaboration between the meteorological and public health communities. It provides sound scientific information on the connections between weather and climate and major health challenges. These range from diseases of poverty to emergencies arising from extreme weather events and disease outbreaks. They also include environmental degradation, the increasing prevalence of noncommunicable diseases and the universal trend of demographic ageing .*

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- Vigilance  -


- Light therapy –  USA  -  

- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Warning Letter to The Avalon Effect Inc., a company based in Franklin, Tenn., for its marketing of a light therapy product that claims to cure or treat symptoms of fungal meningitis, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), concussions, Lyme disease, and other diseases .*

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ISSN 2262-1997

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7th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology



April 11-14, 2013


Topics: epidemiology, genetics, diagnostics and clinical management, as well as typical complications and distinctive responses to treatments

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