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Animal diseases: international monitoring

International monitoring for major, notifiable or new and emerging animal disease outbreaks worldwide.

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.

Preliminary outbreak assessments

When we become aware of a new animal disease outbreak in 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.

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

  1. Glanders in a horse in Germany

    • 3 February 2015
    • Research and analysis
  2. Highly pathogenic avian influenza: Europe, America, Middle East

    • 3 February 2015
    • Research and analysis
  3. Highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry in Germany and Italy

    • 23 December 2014
    • Research and analysis
  4. Highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry in Canada and USA

    • 23 December 2014
    • Research and analysis
  5. Equine infectious anaemia in Germany

    • 23 December 2014
    • Research and analysis
  6. Bluetongue virus (BTV-4) in Greece, Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia

    • 17 November 2014
    • Research and analysis
  7. African swine fever in pigs in Poland, Lithuania and Latvia

    • 17 November 2014
    • Research and analysis
  8. Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in turkeys in Germany

    • 7 November 2014
    • Research and analysis
  9. Foot and mouth disease in Algeria and Tunisia

    • 1 October 2014
    • Research and analysis
  10. Vesicular stomatitis in horses and cattle in the USA

    • 1 October 2014
    • Research and analysis
  11. Bluetongue in Greece and the European situation

    • 1 October 2014
    • Research and analysis
  12. Bluetongue in Greece and Bulgaria

    • 1 October 2014
    • Research and analysis
  13. Swine fever in domestic pigs and wild boar in Latvia

    • 1 October 2014
    • Research and analysis
  14. Avian influenza in poultry and humans in China

    • 1 October 2014
    • Research and analysis
  15. Foot and mouth disease in Tunisia

    • 1 October 2014
    • Research and analysis
  16. Pest de petits ruminants in China

    • 1 October 2014
    • Research and analysis
  17. African swine fever in wild boar in Ukraine

    • 8 January 2014
    • Research and analysis
  18. African swine fever in wild boar in Lithuania

    • 27 January 2014
    • Research and analysis
  19. Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in poultry in Israel

    • 21 January 2015
    • Research and analysis

Qualitative risk assessments

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.

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

  1. Qualitative risk assessment: sheep pox virus and lumpy skin disease virus

    • 1 October 2014
    • Research and analysis