New EU crisis team for animal diseases
The European Union (EU) will introduce a veterinary
crisis team that will be alarmed during outbreaks of infectuous animal diseases
in member states and third countries.
The team will consist of virologists, vets and laborants.
At the moment, the EU sends out experts to areas where an
outbreak of e.g. bird flu, Classical Swine Fever, bluetongue or Foot and Mouth Disease
Often however it is difficult to
react promptly, although the time factor is of major importance for fighting the
Currently, to form a team, first experts have to be
searched, and found available - this all takes a lot of
â€¢ European Union
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