AGES coordinates international outbreak surveillance project
Together with our partner organizations from Croatia, Greece and Hungary, we are leading a European research project to improve surveillance of disease outbreaks.
Flu figures in Austria
With calendar week 40/2022, we have started monitoring the current influenza season again. We update the data on estimated influenza cases in Austria on a weekly basis.
This year 231 heat deaths
In Austria, 231 people died this year as a result of the heat. This is shown by our heat mortality monitoring, which is based on case-based mortality data and daily readings of maximum/minimum air…
Food control: meat dishes
We examined dishes from the catering and communal catering sectors to determine whether the information on the types of meat used was accurate. In four of 73 samples examined, meat other than that…
Animal disease radar October 2022
Monthly information on the international situation and spread of the most important animal diseases and epizootics relevant to Austria. So that possible risks can be identified and communicated at an…
Fewer antibiotics in veterinary medicine
In 2021, 39.07 tons of antimicrobial substances for livestock were distributed in Austria. Compared to 2020, this is a decrease of 10.5 percent.
World Diabetes Day - WHO sugar recommendations
According to the WHO, adults should only eat a maximum of 50 g of free sugar per day. High sugar consumption can lead to overweight and obesity, which can promote secondary diseases such as…
Tips for buying carnival costumes for children
To ensure children's safety and to identify and mitigate risks that may be posed by carnival costumes, we test them for ingredients, flammability, labeling deficiencies, strangulation and suffocation…
Current coronavirus situation in Austria
Find current data on SARS-CoV-2 variants, 7-day incidence and vaccine effectiveness.