African Swine Fever

African swine fever (ASP) is a dangerous animal disease and therefore notifiable in Austria. No cases of African swine fever have ever occurred in Austria. In case of crisis diagnosis is made at the national reference laboratory of AGES.

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2018 AGES Annual Report

The Annual Report 2018 provides an overview of the various tasks and services of AGES and a review of the topics that AGES 2018 has dealt with in particular. Three focal points received particular attention: the use and further development of digital processes, research projects on global warming and the target group-specific information campaign on African swine fever.

 

 

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Cockchafer / Close linge

This year again a mass flight of cockchafers is to be expected in certain areas of Upper Austria, Salzburg and Tyrol. Their swarming is noticeable during the evening hours at forest edges or striking single trees.

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Information on Legionella diseases

The number of people in Europe suffering from Legionnaires’ disease (legionellosis) has increased in recent years. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), 7069 cases were reported in Europe in 2016. The number of cases has also risen in Austria: 100 cases of Legionnaires’ disease were documented in 2013, and 218 were documented in 2017.

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Announcements by the Federal Offices

Dem Bundesamt für Sicherheit im Gesundheitswesen (BASG) liegen Informationen vor, dass durch Paralleldistribution mehrere Packungen des Arzneimittels Jakavi 15 mg Tabletten, für die dringender Fälschungsverdacht besteht, in die legale Vertriebskette gelangt sind. Nach heutigem Stand handelt es sich ausschließlich um Packmittelfälschungen. Es besteht keine akute Gefahr, der Rückruf dient der reinen Vorsichtsmaßnahme.

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BAES: The new plant protection register is online

At the beginning of July, the new pesticide register of the Federal Office for Food Safety went online. It offers numerous new features such as improved search queries, personalisation options and electronic notification for applicants and marketing authorisation holders.

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