During the 2nd cycle of CALLISTO, the group worked closely with EAG III and EAG IV to identify the fifteen most important pathogens and contribute in finding additional data to be used for the preliminary risk assessment performed by EAG VI. EAG V focuses on parasitic infections associated with companion animals.

Parasitic pathogens were ranked according to the highest score for human health risk and animal health relevance. Four of the five highest scoring parasitic diseases, risky for human health in Europe, are also among the highest scoring diseases impacting on animal health. Based on this knowledge, EAG V stressed the importance of a One Health approach to prevent these diseases.

Read the “Strategy Report – 2nd Cycle” , chapter IV to learn more about EAG V activities and findings for this second year of CALLISTO research.