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Making cheese to study health risks
Fromage
13/12/2023

Making cheese to study health risks

Several teams from ANSES are going to make cheese in a laboratory, in order to study the risk of pathogenic organisms being transmitted via cheese consumption. This will be a complex task, due to the precautions that will need to be taken to avoid any external contamination by the micro-organisms under study.
Bumblebees affected by pesticide use
Bourdons
30/11/2023

Bumblebees affected by pesticide use

A study to which ANSES contributed has revealed the adverse effects of the use of plant protection products on bumblebee populations. It found that on sites where the highest quantities of product residues were measured, colonies had fewer offspring and lower weights. The study's findings were published in the journal Nature on 29 November 2023.
Antimicrobial resistance in animal health: 2023 review
17/11/2023
News

Antimicrobial resistance in animal health: 2023 review

ANSES’s work contributes to the fight against antimicrobial resistance. To mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week, the Agency is publishing the data collected in 2022 from: the monitoring of sales of veterinary medicinal products containing antimicrobials the French surveillance network for antimicrobial resistance in pathogenic bacteria of animal origin (Resapath) the European scheme for monitoring antimicrobial resistance in the food chain The Agency is also offering another look at its expert appraisal work on the transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria from animals to humans.
Stéphan Zientara appointed Director of the ANSES Laboratory for Animal Health
06/11/2023

Stéphan Zientara appointed Director of the ANSES Laboratory for Animal Health

On 1 November 2023, Stéphan Zientara was appointed Director of the ANSES Laboratory for Animal Health. An inspector general of veterinary public health, he has worked for many years in the study and control of viral animal diseases in France, and at European and international level.
Foot-and-mouth disease: facilitating the transport of samples from field to laboratory to identify circulating strains
Une vache sur un marché en Turquie
12/10/2023
News

Foot-and-mouth disease: facilitating the transport of samples from field to laboratory to identify circulating strains

ANSES has developed a simple, cost-effective method for transporting samples taken when foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is suspected. It could be used in countries that cannot apply the standard transport protocol because it is too expensive. The aim is to increase the number of samples sent to diagnostic laboratories in order to identify circulating strains and therefore combat the disease more effectively.
First cases of epizootic haemorrhagic disease in France
Deux vaches dans un pré
21/09/2023
News

First cases of epizootic haemorrhagic disease in France

Three cattle in France have been diagnosed with epizootic haemorrhagic disease (EHD). They are the very first cases to have occurred in this country. They were confirmed on 18 September 2023 by the ANSES Laboratory for Animal Health, which is the reference laboratory for this disease in France and for the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH). The cases were reported in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Hautes-Pyrénées départéments.
SARS-CoV-2: a vaccine candidate effective against all variants
SARS-CoV-2 : une piste de vaccin efficace contre tous les variants
08/09/2023

SARS-CoV-2: a vaccine candidate effective against all variants

ANSES has taken part in preclinical trials of a potential vaccine against sarbecoviruses, the coronaviruses responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome. In hamsters, this vaccine was equally effective against all the SARS-CoV-2 variants studied. These results suggest the potential for vaccines whose protection does not diminish with the appearance of new SARS-CoV-2 variants or new sarbecoviruses.
Listeria monocytogenes: a surprisingly adaptive bacterium
Listéria bactérie
11/09/2023

Listeria monocytogenes: a surprisingly adaptive bacterium

Listeria monocytogenes is a ubiquitous bacterium found in food, livestock and wild animals, soil, water and vegetation. The European ListAdapt project focused on the ability of strains of this bacterium to adapt to these different environments. It found that this ability is independent of the strains' environments of origin or their belonging to a given sub-group.
MATRIX: working together to improve surveillance of foodborne pathogens in the EU
Matrix
24/07/2023

MATRIX: working together to improve surveillance of foodborne pathogens in the EU

A multitude of players are involved in the surveillance of pathogenic bacteria that can be transmitted through food, from farm to fork. The European MATRIX project, which has just come to an end, sought to improve collaboration between the various bodies involved in the surveillance systems set up in each European country.

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