Diseases know no borders

Under the motto “Diseases know no borders“ the three-day workshop was carried out from 15 to 17 January 2014 in Nis, where veterinarians and researchers from Bulgaria and Serbia discussed common issues related to the spread of animal and human diseases in the border region between Bulgaria and Serbia. The seminar was within the framework of the project ’Joint information system “One health” in the CBC area, co-funded by EU trough the Bulgaria–Serbia IPA Cross-border Programme. The Lead partner of the project is the Regional Food Safety Directorate (RFSD)-Pernik / BULGARIA. The other partners are Regional Food Safety Directorate- Sofia district and Regional Food Safety Directorate – Kyustendil.

Participants from both countries shared their experience in combating some of the most common diseases in animals, which except economic damages, may also affect negatively on human health. The starting point in dealing with animal diseases is the rapid exchange of information in the area of CBC and an accurate response from both sides of the border. One of the goals of the “One Health” project is to develop a Joint information system as a main instrument for improvement of the quality of the control mechanisms of the veterinary authorities.

This publication was made with the support of the European Union, through the IPA CBC Bulgaria – Serbia (contract CCI No 2007CB16IPO006). The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of RFSD – Pernik (lead partner), and in no way should be seen as an expression of the opinion of the European Union or of the Managing authority.