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Animal diseases: international and UK monitoring

Monitoring for major, notifiable or new and emerging animal disease outbreaks internationally and in the UK.

We monitor any major, notifiable or new and emerging animal disease outbreaks worldwide. We do this as an early warning to assess the risk they may pose to the UK, in particular those diseases which impact on animal health and welfare, international trade, public health or wider society.

We assess the risk that diseases might come into the UK through trade in animals or animal products (legal or illegal), through movement of wildlife, or through movement of things such as insects which may carry a disease. We use these outbreak assessments to help us decide how to manage or reduce the risks.

We carry out a full qualitative risk assessment in certain cases, and in response to specific policy questions concerning a disease outbreak. This is based on the general principles of the OIE qualitative risk analysis framework.

Outbreak assessments 2016

When we become aware of a new animal disease outbreak in the UK or another country, we may carry out a preliminary outbreak assessment. In particular, we do so when we are officially notified of a new disease incident in an EU Member State, a country on the border of the EU or one of the UK’s third country trading partners.

  1. African horse sickness in horses in South Africa

    • Research and analysis
  2. Bluetongue virus (BTV-8) in France

    • Research and analysis
  3. Lumpy skin disease in Bulgaria and Greece

    • Research and analysis
  4. Cervid spongiform encephalopathy in Norway

    • Research and analysis
  5. Qualitative risk assessment: risk of chronic wasting disease being introduced into Great Britain

    • Research and analysis
  6. Foot and mouth disease in North Africa and the Middle East

    • Research and analysis
  7. Senecavirus A in the Americas

    • Research and analysis
  8. Avian influenza (bird flu) in poultry in France

    • Research and analysis
  9. Qualitative risk assessment: bluetongue virus (BTV-8) entry into the UK

    • Research and analysis
  10. Outbreaks of H7N8 avian influenza in poultry in the USA

    • Research and analysis
  11. Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) in Scotland, UK

    • Research and analysis

Outbreak assessments 2015

  1. West nile fever in France

    • Research and analysis
  2. Lumpy skin disease in Greece

    • Research and analysis
  3. Highly pathogenic avian influenza H7N7 in poultry in Germany

    • Research and analysis
  4. Lumpy skin disease in Turkey

    • Research and analysis
  5. Qualitative risk assessment: highly pathogenic avian influenza from the USA

    • Research and analysis
  6. Qualitative risk assessment: risk of entry of Bluetongue Virus (BTV-4) to the UK

    • Research and analysis
  7. Rabies: imported dog in France

    • Research and analysis
  8. African swine fever in pigs in Poland, Lithuania and Latvia

    • Research and analysis
  9. Highly pathogenic avian influenza: North America, Africa and Europe

    • Research and analysis
  10. Highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry in Canada and USA

    • Research and analysis
  11. Highly pathogenic avian influenza: Europe, America, Middle East

    • Research and analysis
  12. Glanders in a horse in Germany

    • Research and analysis
  13. Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in poultry in Israel

    • Research and analysis

Outbreak assessments 2014

Older preliminary outbreak assessments are available on the National Archives website. Older qualitative risk assessments are available on the National Archives website.

  1. Highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry in Germany and Italy

    • Research and analysis
  2. Equine infectious anaemia in Germany

    • Research and analysis
  3. Bluetongue virus (BTV-4) in Greece, Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia

    • Research and analysis
  4. Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in turkeys in Germany

    • Research and analysis
  5. Vesicular stomatitis in horses and cattle in the USA

    • Research and analysis
  6. Bluetongue in Greece and Bulgaria

    • Research and analysis
  7. Swine fever in domestic pigs and wild boar in Latvia

    • Research and analysis
  8. Qualitative risk assessment: sheep pox virus and lumpy skin disease virus

    • Research and analysis
  9. Foot and mouth disease in Algeria and Tunisia

    • Research and analysis
  10. Bluetongue in Greece and the European situation

    • Research and analysis
  11. Foot and mouth disease in Tunisia

    • Research and analysis
  12. Pest de petits ruminants in China

    • Research and analysis
  13. Avian influenza in poultry and humans in China

    • Research and analysis
  14. African swine fever in wild boar in Lithuania

    • Research and analysis
  15. African swine fever in wild boar in Ukraine

    • Research and analysis