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Further category A diseases

Control measures

Regulation (EU) 2016/429 (“Animal Health Law”, AHL) lays down rules for the prevention and control of animal diseases which are transmissible to animals or to humans, including rules on disease awareness, preparedness and control. Regulation (EU) 2016/429 also provides, for "category A" diseases, specific rules apply to species and groups of animal species that pose a considerable risk for the spread of specific diseases and which are listed as such in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1882.

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 of 17 December 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and the Council, as regards rules for the prevention and control of certain listed diseases, supplements the rules on disease awareness, preparedness and control to be applied with regard to the listed diseases referred to in Article 9(1)(a), (b) and (c) of Regulation (EU) 2016/429.

The disease control measures set out in this Delegated Regulation should apply to animals and to products obtained from animals, including products of animal origin, germinal products, animal by-products and derived products.

Further "category A" diseases

“Category A” diseases under the Animal Health Law.