On August 27-31, 2018 the 11th International Congress for Veterinary Virology was held jointly with the 12th Annual Meeting of the EPIZONE in Vienna (Austria).
The Congress was organized by the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria. The International Symposium is traditionally held every two years in different countries of Europe. About 300 delegates from Australia, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Israel, China, the Netherlands, Finland, France, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Japan, Kazakhstan and other countries attended the symposium this year.
The event focused on modern scientific achievements in epidemiology, immunology, pathogenesis, molecular biology, development of tools for specific prophylaxis of various animal, fish and bee diseases. The plenary sessions were devoted to arboviruses and lissaviruses, as well as full genome sequencing. Particular attention was focused on African swine fever session. World-renowned scientists from the leading scientific centers presented 88 reports on current hot topics in the field of veterinary virology.
On behalf of the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate Federal Center for Animal Health (FGBI “ARRIAH”) the event was attended by Researcher of the Reference Laboratory for ASF Alexandra Yelsukova and Leading Veterinarian of the Reference Laboratory for Bovine Diseases Yana Pestova. Within the framework of the Congress Alexandra Yelsukova presented a report on "Comparative analysis of the central variable region in the ASF virus genome of Russian isolates in 2013-2017", as well as two poster reports "ASF geographic expansion in Russia in 2017" and "Detection of vaccine strain genome of lumpy skin disease virus in house flies (Musca domestica) in Russia in 2017". The research work results of the FGBI "ARRIAH" specialists are published in the congress proceedings that are available in the scientific library of the FGBI "ARRIAH".