last update: 16/09/2014



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  • Next Meeting 15/10/2014




    The BWDS is an independently working organisation, not related to any official instance, uniting scientists and practitioners in order to promote research and to exchange information in the field of wildlife diseases in Belgium. ...

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    • Wildlife mortality events !!!


    Important wildlife mortality events in which large numbers of animals are found death require thorough expert investigation for risk assessment and surveillance purposes. Anyone observing abnormal wildlife mortality incidents is requested to communicate this urgently to the BWDS who will take the necessary steps to contact the experts of concern and the competent authorities where necessary. Furthermore, the BWDS will try to coordinate the communication about the incident.









    Take a look at the fotos from our latest symposium





    -Adverse outcome and risks of anticoagulant rodenticiedes to  predators

    -Mapping the risk of bird flu's spread (H7N9)

    -Why are whales stranding (Le Monde, article in French)

    -Evidence for camel to human transmission of MERS Coronavirus

    -Xiburema virus, a new rhabdovirus, Brazilian Amazon region

    -New poxvirus in otters

    -Discovery of Trichomonas stableri: die-offs in band-tailed pigeons



      Latest news !!!




      - Complete Genome Sequence of a Papillomavirus Isolated from the European Mole

      - Edwardsiella tarda sepsis in a live-stranded sperm whale

      - Experimental infection of carrion crows with 2 European WNV strains

      - Evaluation of Culicoides populations in the Hautes Fagnes

      - Bee crisis, a challenge for apiculture (article in Dutch)




      - Mass mortality of amphibians due to ranavirus in Drenthe (NL)




      -Diclofenac approval threatens European vultures and eagles

      -Viral metagenomic analysis of feces of wild small carnivores

      -Comparative survey of canine parvovirus, -distempervirus and -enteric coronavirus in wolves in Italy and France

      -Small badger culls may spread bovine TB (UK)

      -Babesia spp. in European wild runminants

      -Toxoplasmosis in ungulates (France)

      -Survey of peseudorabies virus in wild boars in Italy

      -Recurrence of African swine fever in wild boar in Poland

      -Ticks of Hyalomma marginatum complex transported by migratory birds into Europe

      -Bat rabies in France: a 24-year retrospective epidemiological study

      -Vaccine induced rabies in a red fox (Vulpes vulpes)




       Belgian Wildlife Disease Society