September 28 is World Rabies Day
In Europe, human rabies diseases have become a rarity. Austria has been recognized as free of terrestrial rabies since 2008. The related bat rabies was recently detected for the first time in Austria…
Report Climate and Health
Climate change directly affects humans, plants, animals and soil. Our report summarizes AGES projects implemented along the interface of climate, health and food security to strengthen climate change…
Every year, millions of people worldwide contract dengue fever. This viral disease is considered the most significant mosquito-borne infection in humans.
Ragweed extends pollen season
The pollen of ragweed causes severe allergic reactions in sensitive people. Its late blooming period extends the pollen season into autumn
Information on foodborne outbreaks due to Salmonella
Currently, there are foodborne disease outbreaks in Austria, but also in other EU countries, which are probably linked to Salmonella Enteritidis contaminated chicken kebap skewers from Poland. In…
Temperatures have an impact on the spread of West Nile virus
Above-average summer temperatures are considered one of the factors directly influencing the spread of West Nile virus in Europe.
We are clarifying suspected cases of three foodborne illness outbreaks
Currently, there are foodborne illness outbreaks in Austria, as well as in other EU countries, that are likely linked to Salmonella Enteritidis contaminated chicken kebab skewers from Poland.
Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that is about 200 times sweeter than sugar. Like all other food additives, aspartame must be indicated on the label either by its name or its E number (E 951).
Food Safety Report 2022
In 2022, we and the inspection bodies of the provinces of Carinthia and Vorarlberg examined and assessed 22,200 samples. In 18,841 samples (84.9 %) there was no reason for complaint. A total of 110…