Gesundheit für Mensch, Tier und Pflanze

Lumpy Skin Disease

Lumpy skin disease is a notifiable pox infection that occurs in ruminants. Starting in Asia, this virus infection is beginning to spread into Europe: at present, several outbreaks have been verified in Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro.


AGES Annual Report 2015

The 2015 Annual Report provides an overview of the many and varied activities and services provided by AGES and a retrospective on the issues AGES was mainly involved in during 2015.



Mercury finds its way into the environment via both natural processes (e.g. volcanic eruptions) and industrial processes (e.g. burning coal or heating oil). From 2007 to 2013 around 50 domestic and 600 non-domestic fish were tested for mercury.


Information on Product Recalls

AGES provides information on alerts and product recalls for Foods, cosmetics, toys, household goods, leisure products as well as other products of daily use.


Announcements by the Federal Offices

Federal Office for Food Safety (BAES)

Austrian Federal Office for Safety in Health Care (BASG)