Creosote: Do not reuse treated railway sleepers
Ne pas réutiliser les traverses de chemin de fer créosotés

Creosote: Do not reuse treated railway sleepers

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Avian influenza virus infects a cat
27/01/2023

Avian influenza virus infects a cat

In late December, a sick cat in the Deux-Sèvres département tested positive for the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1. ANSES was actively involved in the investigation of this case, which led to a nearby duck farm being identified as the source of the cat's contamination. The increase in such viral transfers from birds to mammals in different countries calls for vigilance, as they could facilitate the possible transfer to humans.
Gaining a better understanding of the genome of the bacterium responsible for Q fever
Bactéries Coxiella burnetii
12/01/2023

Gaining a better understanding of the genome of the bacterium responsible for Q fever

ANSES's Sophia Antipolis Laboratory has participated in a vast genetic analysis of strains of Coxiella burnetii, the bacterium responsible for Q fever, a disease that can be transmitted to humans. This collaboration between animal and human disease specialists, on which a paper was published in late 2022, is the first step in a One Health project on this zoonosis.
Only use chemicals as a last resort to eradicate bed bugs
Punaises de lit
22/12/2022

Only use chemicals as a last resort to eradicate bed bugs

Once a home is infested with bed bugs, it is difficult to get rid of them. Sometimes, faced with the tenacity of these parasites, people turn to insecticides. However, their use is not without risk: more than 1000 cases of poisoning due to these chemicals, some serious, were recorded between 2007 and 2021. To eradicate bed bugs, you should therefore initially favour non-chemical means.
Avian influenza: chickens cannot be vaccinated this winter
19/12/2022
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Avian influenza: chickens cannot be vaccinated this winter

The conditions are not currently in place to effectively vaccinate chickens and turkeys against avian influenza. In order for this strategy to be feasible for the coming years, it will be necessary to increase production of the vaccines already available, develop vaccines for all poultry species, including ducks, and authorise these vaccines in France or in Europe.
The tiger mosquito

The tiger mosquito

Native to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, the tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) has adapted to many different environments, particularly urban ones, colonising a vast array of containers in...
PFASs: chemicals in the spotlight

PFASs: chemicals in the spotlight

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are used in many everyday products (technical clothing, fire-fighting foam, food packaging, etc.) due to their specific chemical properties. Extremely...
What is histamine and what can be done to prevent poisoning?

What is histamine and what can be done to prevent poisoning?

Histamine poisoning is one of the main causes of foodborne illness related to fish consumption. However, this poisoning can be avoided by observing hygiene rules, particularly regarding the cold...

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31/01/2023
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ANSES renews its Scientific Board for three years

Through this new call, ANSES wishes to include more European and international scientists. Twenty-four (24) scientists with expertise in the Agency's fields of competence will be selected.
05/01/2023
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Occupational health

ANSES renews its cooperation on occupational health with NIOSH

ANSES and the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) in the United States signed a new memorandum of understanding in the field of occupational health, in this beginning of year, after an initial ten-year collaboration.
05/01/2023
Inside ANSES

Ethical standards in expert appraisal activities: guidelines for analysing intellectual ties

To ensure independence and transparency in its expert appraisal activities, ANSES publishes information on the measures taken to analyse the interests declared by its experts. Alongside the matrix for analysing personal connections, it is publishing specific guidelines for analysing intellectual ties. a