SARS-CoV-2 keeps the world in suspense. The global number of cases is steadily increasing, and more deaths are to be mourned. At the same time, a positive trend regarding a relaxation of the restriction measures can be observed in several countries, signalling that we are on the road to normality.
With this regular update, TAFS wants to provide its members with a summary of valuable information on current developments concerning COVID-19.
Read the full update here.
The TAFS forum has published a new White Paper entitled "Campylobacter - The role of poultry meat in Campylobacter epidemiology and mitigation measures along the food chain".
The aim of this paper is to present a fair appraisal of the current knowledge regarding epidemiology and intervention measures along the poultry food chain and to provide guidance for risk management decisions. It is not intended to promote or endorse any particular intervention strategy.
See https://tafsforum.org/other-topics.html for more details.
A new case of BSE or mad cow disease has been confirmed in Scotland, the first in the UK since 2015.
One of the central questions in the disease investigation will be whether it is a 'typical' or 'atypical' case as distinguished by 'Western Blot' testing. This will inform the search for the source of infection.
The TAFS Forum has been instrumental in solving the BSE crisis in Europe and will follow the situation closely. More information about BSE on our website https://tafsforum.org/tse.html
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