Reference : Methodology of the biological risk classification of animal pathogens in Belgium
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/91015
Methodology of the biological risk classification of animal pathogens in Belgium
English
Van Vaerenbergh, B. [> >]
Koenen, Frank [> >]
Pauwels, K. [> >]
Quanten, F. [> >]
Boyen, F. [> >]
Declercq, Kris [> >]
Desmecht, Daniel mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de morphologie et pathologie > Pathologie spéciale et autopsies >]
Thiry, Julien mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires > Virologie, épidémiologie et pathologie des maladies virales >]
Herman, P. [> >]
Dec-2010
Revue Scientifique et Technique / Office International des Epizooties = Revista Cientifica y Tecnica / Officina Internacional de Epizootias = Scientific and Technical Review / International Office of Epizootics
29
3
513-522
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0253-1933
[en] pathogen ; biological risk
[en] The biological hazards posed by micro-organisms have lead to their categorisation into risk groups and the elaboration of classification lists. Current classification systems rely on criteria defined by the World Health Organization, considering the severity of the disease the micro-organism might cause, its ability to spread and the availability of prophylaxis or efficient treatment. Animal pathogens are classified according to the definitions of the World Organization of Animal Health whereby also economic aspects are considered. In Europe, classification is often directly linked to containment measures. The Belgian classification however, considers only the inherent characteristics of the micro-organism, not its use, making it independent of containment measures. Also a common list for human and animal pathogens is elaborated, allowing a comprehensive approach. Evolution of scientific knowledge requires regular updating of classification lists. This paper describes the particularities of the Belgian classification and the methodology that was used for its peer-reviewed revision, hereby focusing on animal pathogens.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/91015

File(s) associated to this reference

Fulltext file(s):

FileCommentaryVersionSizeAccess
Restricted access
Final versie031209.docAuthor postprint132 kBRequest copy

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBi are protected by a user license.