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To enable free access to world animal health data, the OIE provides Internet users with several computer tools designed to answer specific user needs. This portal provides easy access to these tools, for more accurate results while searching for world animal health information.
Guaranteeing transparency of the world animal health situation is one of the primary missions of the OIE. OIE Member Countries have an obligation to submit information on their animal health situation, and a list of terrestrial and aquatic animal diseases notifiable to the OIE has been established for that purpose.
To fulfil this mandate, the OIE regularly adapts the information technology tools of the World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS) which comprises three essential elements:
In addition, there is WAHIS–Wild, a system which gathers and presents information on wildlife diseases that are not included in the OIE list but are considered to require surveillance. These diseases are not subject to compulsory notification, but Member Countries are encouraged to provide information on them voluntarily, if they are of significant interest for animal health knowledge.
The WAHIS portal provides public access to all this information, as described below.
List of real-time alert notices
New WAHIS alerts smartphone application
It gathers together all data from 2005 onwards.
Provides all data collected by the OIE between 1996 and 2004
Weekly animal health information report archives dating from 1992 to 2006.
World Animal Health
A tool which integrates data from the WAHIS monitoring system with additional information provided in annual reports by the National Veterinary Services. This tool’s format is especially adapted to enable the extraction of large amounts of data.
A tool presenting information about wildlife diseases which are not included on the OIE list but which are considered to require surveillance.
WAHIS data entry interface
Only available to authorised users, mainly Member Country Delegates to the OIE and their representatives.