Disease Surveillance Section

Disease Surveillance Section

Disease Surveillance Section is responsible for developing the eradication and control programmes according to the animal health profile of the area, for the epidemiological analysis, for controlling the effectiveness of the eradication control programmes, for organising on-farm investigations in case of suspect/confirmed positive results, for data reporting.

The objectives of the disease surveillance programme are:

  • ​​To achieve harmonisation with other EU countries in veterinary controls and surveillance programmes.
  • To strengthen veterinary epidemiological surveillance measures, in accordance to EU legislation (64/432/EC, 93/24/EC).
  • To achieve a disease-free status.

Illustration of epidemiologic studies of bluetongue virus in Europe

Illustration of  the disease outbreak zones in Europe

Outbreak Response Zone

A map of Malta and Gozo

These figures illustrates epidemiologic studies of bluet
ongue virus in Europe on the top, disease outbreak zones and on the bottom controlled areas in Malta​​