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JOHNE'S INFORMATION CENTER - University of Wisconsin Ñ School of Veterinary Medicine



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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Johne’s disease recommended for EU intervention.

A panel of 27 scientists working for the European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) published a risk assessment of paratuberculosis according to European Union (EU) regulations. EFSA, functioning as a risk assessor, recommended that paratuberculosis be a “listed” disease. It is the job of the EU Commission (acting as the risk manager) to consider this report, and similar ones on other diseases, and decide: 1) if paratuberculosis should be an EU listed disease, and 2) if the recommended animal movement controls and disease surveillance to deal with paratuberculosis should be implemented.

The 47 page document is dense reading but very comprehensive; best suited to experts in the field of paratuberculosis. It was published June 30, 2017 in the EFSA Journal [2017;15(7):4960] and is freely available online.

In the view of some EU experts, if listing takes place, efforts towards MAP control will change significantly; not only in EU, but also with trade partners.

Full 47 page article