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Save the date ! WORKSHOP FOR RABIES 2022
Published on
17/11/2021
♦ November 17th 2021 ♦  “Real-life” 13th Workshop for Rabies  The EURL Team is pleased to announce the 13th session of Rabies Workshop.  Unlike the previous session which took place online, this session is planned to be organised back in a classical way (face-to-face meeting). The 2022 meeting will held In Warsaw, Poland on 15  and 16 June. Presentations and discussions will be dedicated to the current situation of...
Inter-laboratory test on the evaluation of real-time PCR techniques
Published on
16/11/2021
♦ November 16th 2021 ♦  An inter-laboratory test (ILT) dedicated to rabies molecular biology technique is soon to begin (first quarter of 2022). The registration is now closed. This ILT session will focus on the evaluation of the real-time RT-PCR techniques used in the National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) for the detection of Lyssavirus RNA. Participation to this assay will be open to European Union NRLs members only. The panel to be tested will include coded...
EURL for rabies website Update
Published on
15/11/2021
♦ 15 November 2021 ♦ The EURL for rabies website is being updated !  We hope you will enjoy it. Here's what's new : - Obselete links are being updated. - A few graphic changes are being implemented. As always, we will do our best to expand the website on a regular basis with additionnal updated information and documentation. More to come soon ! 
Wishing you the best for your holidays!
Published on
20/07/2018
♦ 20 July 2018 ♦ Summer is here in Europe and its holiday time for many of you…We wish you a nice summer time! Happy holidays!
Workshop for rabies 2018: Thank you for your participation!
Published on
20/07/2018
♦ 13-14 June 2018 ♦ The 10th annual meeting organized by the EURL for rabies was held on 13th and 14th June in the premises of the brand new Belgian laboratory "Sciensano" in Uccles, near Brussels, Belgium. Fifty-three scientists from European Member States and neighboring countries as well as personalities from official institutions met for a day of exchanges on rabies. Presentations and discussions focused on the epidemiology of rabies in Europe and in bordering...
EURL for rabies newsletter: let’s take a break!
Published on
20/07/2018
♦ 24 July 2018 ♦ The very first EURL for rabies newsletter was sent to the EURL network on March 2015. This newsletter, which was first intended for EU MS NRLs, was soon available to a larger audience, such as the bordering country laboratories, official international institutions, NGOs, etc… The provided information focuses mainly on rabies in Europe and in the Mediterranean Basin as well as on innovation in research and tool development, and more recently on rabies...
Identification of antibodies specific for lyssaviruses and methods of their use
Published on
20/07/2018
♦ 17 May 2018 ♦ [Relayed from freepatentsonline.com website] Described herein is a method of identifying a monoclonal antibody (or antigen-binding fragment thereof) that specifically binds a plurality of lyssaviruses for use in post-exposure rabies prophylaxis or in the treatment of clinical rabies. The method includes using a naive antibody phage display library to screen for phage clones that bind whole recombinant rabies virus or cells expressing glycoprotein from multiple...
OIE state of play of the global animal health situation
Published on
20/07/2018
♦ 24 May 2018 ♦ [Relayed from the OIE website] The 86th OIE General Session was the occasion to give OIE Member Countries, an overview of the global animal health situation, as well as to analyse trends in the evolution of priority terrestrial and aquatic animal diseases. In addition, new disease status were officially recognised for 10 countries. One of the key missions of the OIE is to ensure transparency of the global animal health situation, including zoonoses. The situation...
Algeria makes progress in the fight against rabies
Published on
20/07/2018
♦ 04 July 2018 ♦ [Relayed from the GARC ERN website] Currently human rabies continues to rage in Algeria. In the last decade, there was an average of 15 to 20 cases of rabies/year with 100,000 to 120,000 cases of bites affecting mostly children under 15 years of age. Following Algeria's participation in MEEREB/MERACON in 2015 and 2018 and the sharing of knowledge and experiences on the ground of the different participating countries and international organizations, they are...
Happy retirement Dr Brochier!
Published on
20/07/2018
♦ 01 September 2018 ♦ [Text from F. Cliquet during 10th workshop for rabies] Following this presentation on the History and Activities in the Belgian rabies NRL, I would like to take few minutes to say with some emotion some words about one person from this laboratory, one person we appreciate a lot in our laboratory, a person who contributed in the eighties and nineties to the development of oral vaccines and methods for rabies control in fox populations in Europe. Dr Bernard...

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