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Abstract

Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is not a pressing problem for the European Community as it is a disease that was eradicated from Europe early in this century. However, in 1967 and again within the last three years, isolated outbreaks of CBPP have been reported in the region of the French - Spanish border. These reports emphasise the need for constant vigilance to ensure that our defences are adequate to meet such challenges which could otherwise lead to serious economic losses and cause barriers to trade. One of the most important aspects of our defences against CBPP are the laboratory tests that we use for the diagnosis of the disease and the identification of carrier animals. These tests must have a good predictive value, and they should be cheap, robust and easily reproducible. The purpose of the meeting held in Brussels on 16 and 17 June 1983 was to discuss the laboratory tests currently being used, to indicate the needs and opportunities for improvements and, for the longer term, to encourage the harmonization of methods throughout the Community.

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Authors: HALL S A CHIEF SCIENTISTS GROUP, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES & FOOD, LONDON (UK), CHIEF SCIENTISTS GROUP, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES & FOOD, LONDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 8654 EN (1983) MF, 56 P., BFR 120, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 280, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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