Ensure transparency in the global animal disease situation
Each Member Country undertakes to report the animal diseases that it detects on its territory. The OIE then disseminates the information to other countries, which can take the necessary preventive action. This information also includes diseases transmissible to humans and intentional introduction of pathogens. Information is sent out immediately or periodically depending on the seriousness of the disease. This objective applies to disease occurences both naturally occuring and deliberately caused.
Dissemination is via e-mail, Disease Information and the World Animal Health Information Database (WAHID) Interface.
The WAHID Interface provides access to all data held within OIE's new World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS). It replaces and significantly extends the former web interface named Handistatus II System.
Since June 3, 2015, the new version of World Animal Health, in its new web-based format, will gives access to information that is updated throughout the year and can be extracted in the form of Excel tables and easily disseminated. The only compilation of its kind, World Animal Health presents a synthesis of the animal disease information contained in all the reports from countries received on a permanent basis by the OIE, once the information has been verified and validated by the OIE’s World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department
New OIE listed diseases
(adopted May 2016, in force January 2017)
Infection with Brucella abortus, Brucella melitensis, Brucella suis (merger of three chapters)
Infection with foot and mouth disease virus (renamed)
Infection with Taenia solium (porcine cysticercosis) (renamed)
Infection with Aphanomyces astaci (crayfish plague) (renamed)
Infection with yellow head virus genotype 1 (renamed)
Infection with infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus (renamed)
Infection with infectious myonecrosis virus (renamed)
Infection with Hepatobacter penaei (necrotising hepatopancreatitis) (renamed)
Infection with Taura syndrome virus (renamed)
Infection with white spot syndrome virus (renamed)
Infection with Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus (white tail disease) (renamed)