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News of 22/10/2010

22 October 2010

Epidemiological surveillance is an essential component of health risk prevention, as the data collected are needed for assessing the probability of emergence and the health impact of diseases, and for notifying the government and other involved players of the presence of any risk, as early as possible. Achieving effective surveillance requires partnerships to be established between disciplines, institutions and professionals based on rapid and well-adapted information channels. Given the considerable mobilisation of the players involved, it is essential to obtain regular feedback on the data collected and to provide periodic analyses on the interpretation of results.

The Bulletin Epidémiologique 'Santé animale - alimentation', published by the Agency in partnership with the Directorate General for Food, addresses this need by enabling the sharing of information between the players involved in epidemiological surveillance, food safety and animal and human health. Over the past year, major efforts have been undertaken to provide readers with a publication that responds even more closely to their needs. The publication of Issue 38 marks the launch of this restyled Bulletin Epidémiologique.

The new Bulletin Epidémiologique makes its debut!

In 2010, the number of special issues published has risen, with a Bluetongue special (Issue 35) and a Zoonoses special (Issue 38) produced in partnership with the French Institute of Public Health Surveillance. These issues, which highlight two current health issues, will be followed by others, including a review of surveillance of the major notifiable diseases in ruminants, pigs and poultry (November) and a special issue on diseases in French overseas départements, which is already in preparation.
To offer its readers a more dynamic publication that is also easier to read, a new layout has been designed.
A dedicated website has also been developed. It complements the bulletin by providing access to every issue and allowing searches for articles in past issues (by keyword, date, author, etc.). Information on the publication of books or reports of interest in epidemiological surveillance, and links to other useful periodicals can also be found via this website.

Find out more

  • Bulletin Epidémiologique Issue 38
  • The Bulletin Epidémiologique website
  • ANSES and epidemiological surveillance - factsheet (in French)