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Changed on: 08.04.2019

IBR/IPV in Austria

The Bovine Herpes Virus 1 is a member of the Herpesviridae family. It causes various diseases in cattle: infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), infectious pustular vulvovaginitis (IPV) and infectious balanoposthitis (IBP). There is no risk to humans.


When food makes you sick - on the trail of germs

Microorganisms have existed on Earth for 3.8 billion years and account for 70 percent of living matter. They can be found everywhere, even in food: Desirable in the production of yoghurt, sausages or beer, undesirable as a pathogen.


Vector borne Diseases

Seit zehn Jahren treten Stechmücken (auch Gelsen) als potentielle Überträger von für Mensch und Tier krankmachende Viren nördlich des Mittelmeerraums vermehrt in Erscheinung. Es gilt, sich auf dieses Szenario vorzubereiten.


Safely through the summer

Summer temperatures can be a strain on the human organism, but above all also on food: special attention must be paid to maintaining the cold chain. The Austrian bathing waters also offer cooling and their quality is regularly checked.