Disease Surveillance Section

​​Disease Surveillance Section is responsible for developing the eradication and control programmes according to the animal health profile of the area, for the epidemiological analysis, for controlling the effectiveness of the eradication control programmes, for organising on-farm investigations in case of suspect/confirmed positive results, for data reporting.

The objectives of the disease surveillance programme are:

  • ​​To achieve harmonisation with other EU countries in veterinary controls and surveillance programmes.
  • To strengthen veterinary epidemiological surveillance measures, in accordance to EU legislation (64/432/EC, 93/24/EC).
  • To achieve a disease-free status.


 This figure illustrates epidemiologic studies of bluetongue virus in Europe on the top, disease outbreak zones and on the bottom controlled areas in Malta​