Identification

Name

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Surveillance

Short name

TSE

Status

Active

Category

System

Organizations
(1) Biosecurity New Zealand
Update frequency

Annually

Created

2012-10-04 22:29:32+00:00

Modified

2016-03-04 22:38:54.917945+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in New Zealand runs a comprehensive TSE preventive/surveillance program to both prevent the entry and spread of TSE agents and to verify to international markets that New Zealand's animal products are free of BSE, scrapie and CWD (degenerative neurological diseases).

Goals
(1) Early detection
(2) Situational awareness
URL http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/pests/tse/surveillance
URL (alternate) http://www.mpi.govt.nz/protection-and-response/finding-and-reporting-pests-and-diseases/surveillance-programmes/

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) Australia and New Zealand
(2) New Zealand
Diseases
(1) Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
(2) Chronic wasting disease
(3) Scrapie

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Laboratory Records