Newsletter Archives

October 2018

The weather in New Jersey, U.S.A., and its implications for disease spread, a new paper on foot-nad-mounth diease (FMD), changes in GALVmed, and the use of Word Clouds. These all come together this month as Alasdair King thinks about the world of transboundary and emerging diseases.

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July 2018

In Intergovernmental Veterinary Health (IVH), we aim to bring our knowledge on vaccine development, delivery logistics, media engagement, and training to meetings, workshops, and conferences as part of our partnership with the community. We believe we offer much more than just a vaccine in a bottle. This support takes many forms, and the second quarter of the year was incredibly busy for us. We attended meetings on rabies, lumpy skin disease, foot-and-mouth disease, Pestes des Petit Ruminant, African swine fever, and more. Read here about what kept us busy.

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May 2018

Innovation and the use of technology sees an increase in dog owners attending a vaccination drive. Conferences on rabies control see a developing network working together, and GALVmed look at how to make a lasting impact in Africa. It’s been an exciting start to the year.

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January 2018

As we head into 2018 all of us in Intergovernmental Veterinary Health (IVH) hope that 2017 ended well for you. We certainly ended the year with a busy few months, with a lot of travelling, and also some exciting new ideas that we hope to bring to you as this new year progresses.

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October 2017

Firstly, let me apologise for missing the summer edition of eMergence. We had some technological issues which prevented us managing to publish it. However, as it was written (honestly, we didn't just go on holiday and forget) we decided to put that issue in the archives, where you can find it.

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July 2017

It has been a busy quarter for us, with everyone in the team travelling to different places. This included a visit to South Africa to see Lumpy Skin Disease cases and learn from the experience they have in the region of that disease. It was good to see how vaccination can help prevent the spread. In addition, we have launched this year’s World Rabies Day awards and an MSD Animal Health Fellowship with Mission Rabies. As well as the conferences reported, we have attended the International Poultry Council First Semester Conference and an FAO workshop on PPR.

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April 2017

This issue shines a light on the rabies prevention: we honor the awardees of World Rabies Day MSD Animal Health Awards for their remarkable and inspiring initiatives around the world, and a Mission Rabies presentation in Madison helps us understand the campaigns that we support in fight against this disease. The 3rd quarter also brings important OIE discussions on Lumpy Skin Disease progression in Europe and in partnership with GALVmed we continue to search for solutions for sustainable medicine supply in Africa. Finally, we are proud to announce another award to support FMD research.

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January 2017

Welcome to the first 2017 edition of eMergence. We have continued to follow transboundary and emerging diseases across the world, watching and responding as diseases spread or change. We have a number of methods for gathering the information and continue to find new approaches for surveillance but please, feel that you can always contact us with additional information. By keeping ahead of these diseases we can hopefully reduce their impact.

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October 2016

This issue shines a light on the rabies prevention: we honor the awardees of World Rabies Day MSD Animal Health Awards for their remarkable and inspiring initiatives around the world, and a Mission Rabies presentation in Madison helps us understand the campaigns that we support in fight against this disease. The 3rd quarter also brings important OIE discussions on Lumpy Skin Disease progression in Europe and in partnership with GALVmed we continue to search for solutions for sustainable medicine supply in Africa. Finally, we are proud to announce another award to support FMD research.

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July 2016

In this issue we’ll review new developments in Bluetongue and Lumpy Skin disease, the latest reports from Partners in Rabies Prevention, and the OIE General Session. And make sure to read up on some vital work with Mission Rabies. Finally, we’re pleased to announce a recipient of the MSD Student Award.

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April 2016

This issue brings you reports from the South East Asia and China Foot and Mouth Disease (SEACFMD) OIE sub-commission meeting and the International Poultry Council meetings. Mission Rabies visited Boxmeer to explain more about their work, and we take a closer look at the vaccine we donate towards controlling rabies. Also, we take a snowy trip to the head office in New Jersey.

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January 2016

Rabies has been a main topic during the fourth quarter of 2015, with new campaigns and meetings held by the WHO and OIE. MSD Animal Health acquired Harrisvaccines in an exciting new venture. Awards are presented at the Global Foot and Mouth Disease Research Alliance. Rift Valley warnings for 2016 are discussed.

Please contact us at ivh@merck.com so your questions and comments can help us develop this newsletter further.
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October 2015

Welcome to the third edition of eMergence, a new quarterly newsletter from MSD Animal Health which acts as a single site bringing together news and scientific articles on transboundary and emerging diseases. We believe that this will be a unique resource for you. It is founded on the philosophy that building a community and sharing information will help us all work towards eradication of these diseases.

Please contact us at ivh@merck.com so your questions and comments can help us develop this newsletter further.
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July 2015

Welcome to the second edition of eMergence, a new quarterly newsletter from MSD Animal Health which acts as a single site bringing together news and scientific articles on transboundary and emerging diseases. We believe that this will be a unique resource for you. It is founded on the philosophy that building a community and sharing information will help us all work towards eradication of these diseases.

Please contact us at ivh@merck.com so your questions and comments can help us develop this newsletter further. read more

April 2015

Welcome to the first edition of eMergence, a new quarterly newsletter from MSD Animal Health that acts as a single site bringing together news and scientific articles on transboundary and emerging diseases. We believe that this will be a unique resource for you. It is founded on the philosophy that building a community and sharing information will help us all work toward eradication of these diseases.

Please contact us at ivh@merck.com so your questions and comments can help us develop this newsletter further. read more

 

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