EAG VI includes academic experts on the epidemiology, ecology and economy of zoonotic pathogens and companion animals. Disease-specific needs, microbiological methods for epidemiological surveillance and key objectives for research in this area have to be identified and elaborated. Information on the occurrence of diseases, their spread and modes of transmission, relevant epidemiological features and their underlying ecological, socio-economical and anthropological factors will provide valuable inputs to risk assessment exercises and subsequent formulation of recommendations for further targeted actions.

Chairman: Armando Giovannini (Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale”, IZSAM), Italy

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  • Andrew Cunningham: Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, UK
  • Sarah Cleaveland: University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Neil Forbes: Exotic Veterinary Department - Great Western Exotic Vets, European College of Zoological Medicine, ECZM, Germany
  • Andrew Breed: Veterinary Laboratories Agency, VLA, United Kingdom
  • Jef Segers: Animal Transport Association, ATA
  • Ted Leighton: University of Saskatchewan, USASK, Canada
  • Vasileios Kontos: Veterinary Public Health, National School of Public Health of Greece
  • Stuart Reid: Royal Veterinary College, United Kingdom
  • E. I. Papadogiannakis: National School of Public Health, Greece
  • Jolianne Rijks: Dutch Wildlife Heath Centre, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands