Leptospires are bacteria that can make people and animals ill. We are conducting research to reduce the risk of infection for humans.
Measles: Current case numbers
Since 1 January 2024, 157 confirmed cases of measles have been reported in Austria. Further cases are expected.
With calendar week 40, the surveillance of the current influenza season by the Clinical Sentinelsurveillance System has started.
Ticks are already on the move
The mild weather makes the ticks active: Even on several consecutive days with a few degrees above zero, they go in search of a host.
African swine fever: 2.4 tonnes of meat seized
Around 2.4 tonnes of potentially dangerous foodstuffs were seized in January during joint priority inspections by the customs office, the Ministry of Health, the Federal Office of Consumer Health and…
Medicinal plants: Marigold
Among other things, marigold helps with mild inflammation of the skin and in the mouth and throat area, as well as supporting wound healing.
Only pest-free Valentine's Day roses
Around 80 % of cut flowers are not produced in the EU but are imported. They must therefore be closely scrutinised when imported.
Checking children's carnival costumes and children's make-up
To ensure the safety of children, especially during the carnival season, and to identify and minimise potential risks, we regularly check carnival costumes and carnival make-up, among other things.