Fields of activities


International activities

The globalization of animal and food trade is a trigger element in the observed increase of the risk of infectious diseases spread. The study of disease transmission, therefore, cannot be limited within the national borders, but needs for a more global and international context. COVEPI is working to strengthen its relationships with the international Organizations, like OIE, FAO and WHO as well as to reinforce the collaboration with other national Institutions in other countries, in particular in Europe (including Eastern countries and Caucasus) and in the whole Mediterranean basin.



Nowadays the development of competencies and skills in the field of spatio-temporal analysis of the distribution of pathogen genotypes and distinct genetic populations is a crucial requirement for better understanding the spread and the evolution of infectious diseases. Hence, COVEPI is working on a multiannual programme to establish a proper centre for Genomic Epidemiology.


Reference role at national level

COVEPI is well aware of its national role and it is firmly convinced to promote a wider ‘epidemiological culture” in the country, taking benefits from the collaboration with the Regional Veterinary Epidemiology Centres.


© IZSAM October 2016
Other news

A Video to Understand the Most Dangerous Infectious Threats

The Horizon Europe WiLiMan-ID project sees IZS-TE at the forefront of research and prevention of some of the most dreaded "high-priority" infectious diseases.


OIE project to support Vector-Borne Diseases Surveillance in North Africa "Rift Valley Fever as first application"

Developing models and technological tools for identifying areas suitable for Vector Borne Diseases spread: the Rift Valley Fever application. The aim of the tool is to support a targeted surveillance to optimize financial and human resources.


Animal welfare principles

The training course "Animal welfare principles" was held from 24 to 26 November as part of the OIE Twinning on animal welfare between IZSAM and the Ecole Nationale de Médecine Vétérinaire (ENMV) of Tunisia.



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