EU EARMARKS EURO 185 MILLION TO ERADICATE ANIMAL DISEASES IN 2006.
A total sum of euro 185 million was earmarked by the European Commission on November 30 for the fight against animal diseases in 2006. It said "the large EU contribution towards these programmes reflects the high level of importance attached to disease eradication measures, for the protection of both animal and public health".
The money includes:
- A total of euro 49,730,000 for 49 programmes to eradicate major animal diseases, with an emphasis on those that can be transmitted to humans. This includes plans against diseases such as brucellosis, rabies and bovine tuberculosis.
- Euro 4,463,000 to control salmonella in poultry in 12 member states. This funding has been doubled since 2005, reflecting the higher emphasis on the disease.
- Several funding packages for monitoring transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs): euro 88,305,000 for rapid detection tests, euro 8,710,000 for the eradication of bovine spongiform encephalopathy ("mad cow disease"), and euro 34,138,000 for scrapie eradication programmes.
* For the full list of approved programmes, see our website EISnet: www.eis.be > Advanced search > Reference = 3011;331
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