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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. Lumpy skin disease in Greece

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

    • Research and analysis
  3. Lumpy skin disease in Turkey

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

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

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

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

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

    • Research and analysis
  9. Highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry in Germany and Italy

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

    • Research and analysis
  11. Equine infectious anaemia in Germany

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Research and analysis
  18. Bluetongue in Greece and Bulgaria

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 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: highly pathogenic avian influenza from the USA

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

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

    • Research and analysis