Wildlife and Infectious Animal Diseases
: The Proceedings of a Nordic - Baltic seminar on the role of the wildlife as reservoir and /or spread of infectious animal diseases in the coastal areas of countries bordering the Baltic Sea 2 - 3 October 2013, Gdansk, Poland
The Nordic -Baltic seminar on the role of wildlife as reservoir and/or spread of infectious animal diseases in the coastal areas of countries bordering the Baltic Sea was held in Gdansk, Poland from 2-3 October 2013. The objectives of the seminar included the following: A review of the wildlife populations as reservoirs for infectious diseases such as avian influenza, diseases of wild boar, rabies and vector borne diseases. To outline the potential risk of spreading infectious animal diseases by wildlife inhabiting the coastal areas of the Baltic Sea. To review risk based surveillance of infectious diseases occurring or potentially occurring in terrestrial animals in the coastal area in the light of climatic changes. To explore the possibility in making disease surveillance more efficient and obtain savings in relation to laboratory examinations.