Foreign & Emerging Diseases

The purpose of the Committee on Foreign and Emerging Diseases is to serve as a forum for the exchange of information pertaining to global or emerging diseases of concern. It is the responsibility of members of this committee to bring to the attention of their peers the current world status and distribution of diseases of concern, recent advances in knowledge of the ecology and etiology of these diseases, improved diagnostic techniques, and successful methods for the control and eradication of these diseases. The Committee may invite experts from countries in which specific exotic diseases exist to present technical information for consideration of the members of the Committee. The committee presents this information in the form of a report to the USAHA executive committee. The committee may influence policy (government, academic, research, etc.) regarding these foreign and emerging diseases through appropriate resolutions presented to USAHA executive committee. Periodically the committee prepares, for publication by the USAHA, a field diagnostic manual entitled, "Foreign Animal Diseases, Their Prevention, Diagnosis and Control."

Committee Members

Reports

Presentations

2016

2012

Update: Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate

Michelle Colby, Branch Chief, Agricultural Defense Chemical and Biological Defense Division Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency Science and Technology Directorate

Update: Plum Island Animal Disease Center
Luis Rodriguez, Agricultural Research Service, Plum Island Animal
Disease Center

Update: Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases
Juergen Richt, Director, CEEZAD

Update: National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense
Tammy Beckham, FAZD Center Texas A&M University

Update: National Animal Health Laboratory Network
Barbara M. Martin and Sarah Tomlinson, U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services

2011 Schamallenberg Virus Outbreak
Wim H. M. Van der Poel, Central Veterinary Institute of Wageningen University and Research Centre

USDA Response to Schamallenberg Virus: Testing and Diagnosis
Diane Rodman, U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services

Avian Influenza in Jalisco, Mexico
Hugo Fragoso

Assessment of National Strategies for Control of HPAI and H5/H7 LPNAI With an Emphasis on Vaccination Programs
David Swayne, OIE Collaborating Centre for Research On Emerging Avian Diseases

Development of an Influenza Risk Assessment Tool
Susan Trock, Influenza Division, NCIRD, CDC

Quad FMD Code Project
Tom Smylie, Foreign Animal Disease Section, CFIA

Is the United States Really at Risk for Introduction of Rift Valley Fever Virus?
Mo Salman, Animal Population Health Institute, Colorado State University

One Health
Valerie Ragan, Director, Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Cochliomyia hominivorax (New World Screwworm) Exercise in Florida with Historical and Current Threat Information
Gregory Christy, Emergency Programs Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

FADD Field Manual for Use in FAD Field Investigations
Liz Clark, U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services

Resolutions

2014

Resolution 4: Need for United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services Risk Assessment and Rulemaking prior to Allowing Imports from Countries with African Swine Fever

2013

Resolution 25: ERADICATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE FROM THE AMERICAS

2012

Resolution 31: STERILE SCREWWORM FLY PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

2011

Resolution 36: FUNDING FOR DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

2009

Resolution 20: ENHANCE DEVELOPMENT OF RISK ASSESSMENT MODELS BY DETERMINATION OF UNITED STATES WILDLIFE SUSCEPTIBILITY TO RIFT VALLEY FEVER VIRUS

2008

Resolution 2: Regional and Operational Animal Health Emergency Management

Resolution 6: Surveillance for Bluetongue and Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in the United States and the Caribbean Region

Resolution 34: Funding for Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Research

2007

Resolution 5: Funding and Planning of Integrated and Comprehensive Animal Health Surveillance

2006

Resolution 6: Support of Funding for a Demonstration Project to Implement the Proposed National Agriculture and Food Continuity of Business All Hazard Plan

Resolution 35: Coordination of International Efforts to Combat Disease

Resolution 36: Support for the Inter-American Group for the Eradication of Foot and Mouth Disease

Resolution 37: Continued Support for the Global Foot and Mouth Disease Research Alliance

2005

Resolution 37: National Coordinated Clearing House of Information

Resolution 38: National Specified Risk Materials Task Group

Resolution 39: Support Grupo Interamericano Para la Eradicacion de la Fiebre Aftosa

Resolution 40: Funding for Research on Vaccines and Antivirals for Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Classical Swine Fever

Resolution 41: Development and Implementation of Rapid Milk Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing for Foot and Mouth Disease

2004

Resolution 07: Federal Funding for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network

Resolution 19: Homeland Security Presidential Directive 9

Resolution 22: Training Opportunities for Veterinary Students