Newsletter Archives

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

In this quarter we catch up on the epidemiology and prevention of lumpy skin disease (LSD). The regulatory authorities and industry join forces to review the challenges for LSD vaccines in EU and we attend FAO workshops on best practices for the disease control. We present research that highlights the increasing threat of vector-borne diseases, including the key roles of rapid diagnosis and effective vaccination. And, make sure you read the report on lumpy skin disease by expert Pip Beard to get up to date on the disease, including some valuable insights into what stands in the way of the control of this rapidly spreading problem.

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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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