Global Early Warning System for Major Animal Diseases, including Zoonoses (GLEWS)
Triggers and GLEWS diseases
What triggers GLEWS
- Is the public health impact of the event serious?
- High morbidity and/or high mortality in humans and/or animals.
- Emerging disease with significant mortality and/or morbidity or zoonotic potential.
- Is the event unusual or unexpected?
- First occurrence or reoccurrence of a disease/strain.
- Unusual event for the area or season.
- Event associated with an unknown agent.
- Is there significant risk of international spread or interference with international travel or trade?
GLEWS disease priority list
- Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
- Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF)
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever
- Foodborne Diseases
- Avian influenza
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Marburg haemorrhagic fever
- Nipah Virus (NiV) Infection
- Q Fever
- Rift Valley fever
- Screwworm (Old World and New World)
- Sheep Pox*/Goat Pox
- Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis
- West Nile virus
- African Swine Fever (ASF)
- Classical Swine Fever (CSF)
- Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP)*
- Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)*
- Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR)
- Rinderpest – Stomatitis/Enteritis
*Diseases for which trend analyses and forecasting will be emphasized. Sharing of information is not restricted to the list.