Wageningen Bioveterinary Research is integral part of the crisis organisation when outbreaks of animal diseases occur in the Netherlands. The institute plays both an executing and an advisory role.
In case of suspicion of certain animal diseases, WBVR operates on a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week basis for diagnostic testing. As soon as an outbreak of a notifiable contagious disease is confirmed, we operate at contingency level. WBVR plays both an executive as advisory role towards the Dutch authorities.
WBVR has extensive experience with scaling up of test capacities during outbreaks. We are capable of carrying out large quantities of diagnostic tests by taking advantage of large capacity robotic testing equipment.
Notifiable contagious diseases in recent years:
|2020||Bird flu (HPAI)|
|2017||Equine infectious anaemia (EIA)|
|2017-2018||Bird flu (HPAI)|
|2016-2017||Bird flu (HPAI)|
|2015-2016||Bird flu (HPAI)|
|2006||Bird flu (HPAI), classical swine fever (CSF), bluetongue (BT)|
|2003||Bird flu (HPAI)|
|2001||Foot and mouth disease (FMD)|
|2001-2003||Mad cow disease (BSE)|
|1997-1998||Classical swine fever (CSF)|
|1994||Swine vesicular disease (SVD)|
|1992||Classical swine fever (CSF), swine vesicular disease (SVD)|
|1990||Classical swine fever (CSF)|