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The first summary of French data on Ixodes ricinus ticks
tique Ioxides
22/02/2024
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The first summary of French data on Ixodes ricinus ticks

ANSES financed and participated in a study reviewing the state of knowledge on the biology and ecology of Ixodes ricinus ticks and the pathogens they are capable of transmitting. By analysing data spanning a period of more than 60 years, this work provided an overview of current knowledge and highlighted the need to conduct further investigations and harmonise the surveillance methods used, to improve the control and prevention of this pathogen vector.
Testimonial of Rachel Nadif, Chair of the Expert Committee on Air
23/02/2024

Testimonial of Rachel Nadif, Chair of the Expert Committee on Air

Rachel Nadif, respiratory health epidemiologiste at Inserm, has been contributing to ANSES expert committees since 2017. Find out why she became an ANSES expert and what she has to say about her experience.
Addressing the current challenges posed by mosquito vectors
Moustique Tigre
25/04/2024

On 25 April 2024

Addressing the current challenges posed by mosquito vectors

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With outbreaks of dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika in the French overseas territories and a growing number of cases reported in metropolitan France, mosquito vectors of pathogens have become a major public health challenge for all of France.
Continuing research to better assess the potential health effects of teleworking
Une femme travaillant chez elle sur un ordinateur
19/02/2024

Continuing research to better assess the potential health effects of teleworking

The widespread adoption of teleworking and related technologies has had major consequences for the organisation of work. ANSES has examined the potential effects of teleworking on the health of workers, based on a study undertaken at its request by the Environmental and Occupational Health Research Institute (IRSET) that reviewed the available knowledge on the topic. The Agency has identified some potential health effects associated with the development of this form of work organisation and is reiterating the need for further research in this area, to be able to identify and assess risks in order to better prevent them.
ANSES portraits: women in science
Une femme regardant dasn un microscope
14/02/2024

ANSES portraits: women in science

In honour of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we take a closer look at the backgrounds and careers of six women who contribute to science at ANSES.
Our 2024 work programme
14/02/2024

Our 2024 work programme

ANSES's new work programme puts into perspective the principal activities of the Agency for 2024, in light of strategic orientations in our five main fields of action: food, animal health & welfare, environmental health, plant health and occupational health. Having been the topic of discussions with the International Science Council and ANSES’s Scientific Board, it will ensure the continuation and development of ANSES's activities, in support of public action.
ANSES at the 2024 Paris Agricultural Show!
Salon de l'agriculture 2024
08/02/2024
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ANSES at the 2024 Paris Agricultural Show!

The combined effects of climate disruption and human activities have created disturbances in the Earth’s ecosystems that are impacting the health of living organisms. Allergenic plants, mosquitoes and ticks have been spreading across France, affecting human and animal health. In forests, gardens and crops, plant pests and other harmful organisms are acclimatising rapidly. This year on the ANSES stand, we invite you to come take a closer look at these invasive species, so you can recognise them and protect yourself. Our programme for this year includes observation of living organisms, games and discussions with our scientists. And in a nod to this year's Olympic Games, ANSES will also provide an opportunity to learn while moving your body.
PARC: developing new methods for testing the toxicity of chemicals
PARC : vers de nouvelles méthodes pour tester la toxicité des substances chimiques
01/02/2024

PARC: developing new methods for testing the toxicity of chemicals

One of the goals of the European Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals (PARC) is to develop alternatives to animal testing for assessing the hazards and risks of substances. One of the goals of the European Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals (PARC) is to develop alternatives to animal testing for assessing the hazards and risks of substances.
Improving identification of a fungal pathogen of citrus to prevent it from arriving in Europe
Des citrons contaminés par la maladie des taches noires des agrumes
23/01/2024
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Improving identification of a fungal pathogen of citrus to prevent it from arriving in Europe

The Mycology Unit of ANSES's Plant Health Laboratory has developed a PCR test to distinguish the fungus responsible for citrus black spot from that of a recently discovered related species. This test will improve the ability to detect this pathogenic fungus, thus preventing it from being introduced into Europe.

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