OIE main website



Copyright © OIE
World Organisation
for Animal Health
Editorial Director:




Ensure transparency in the global animal disease situation

Each Member Country undertakes to report the animal diseases that it detects on its territory. The OIE then disseminates the information to other countries, which can take the necessary preventive action. This information also includes diseases transmissible to humans and intentional introduction of pathogens. Information is sent out immediately or periodically depending on the seriousness of the disease. This objective applies to disease occurences both naturally occuring and deliberately caused.

Dissemination is via e-mail, Disease Information and the World Animal Health Information Database (WAHID) Interface.

The WAHID Interface provides access to all data held within OIE's new World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS). It replaces and significantly extends the former web interface named Handistatus II System.

Since June 3, 2015, the new version of World Animal Health, in its new web-based format, will gives access to information that is updated throughout the year and can be extracted in the form of Excel tables and easily disseminated. The only compilation of its kind, World Animal Health presents a synthesis of the animal disease information contained in all the reports from countries received on a permanent basis by the OIE, once the information has been verified and validated by the OIE’s World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department

New OIE listed diseases

(adopted May 2019, in force January 2020)



(adopted May 2018, in force January 2019)

Infection with epizootic haematopoietic necrosis virus (renamed)
Infection with infectious haematopoietic necrosis virus (renamed)
Infection with koi herpes virus (renamed)
Infection with red sea bream iridovirus (renamed)
Infection with spring viraemia of carp virus (renamed)
Infection with viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (renamed)


(adopted May 2017, in force January 2018)

Infection with Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (amphibians)


(adopted May 2016, in force January 2017)

Infection with Brucella abortus, Brucella melitensis, Brucella suis (merger of three chapters)
Infection with foot and mouth disease virus (renamed)
Infection with Taenia solium (porcine cysticercosis) (renamed)

Infection with Aphanomyces astaci (crayfish plague) (renamed)
Infection with yellow head virus genotype 1 (renamed)
Infection with infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus (renamed)
Infection with infectious myonecrosis virus (renamed)
Infection with Hepatobacter penaei (necrotising hepatopancreatitis) (renamed)
Infection with Taura syndrome virus (renamed)
Infection with white spot syndrome virus (renamed)
Infection with Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus (white tail disease) (renamed)


(adopted May 2015, in force January 2016)

Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) crustaceans


(adopted May 2014, in force January 2015)

infection with yellow head virus (renamed)


Delisting of OIE listed diseases

(adopted May 2019, in force January 2020)


World Animal Health (online)


alert messages

country reports

official disease statuses

OIE listed diseases
(diseases notifiable to the OIE, version )

Access to WAHIS and the delegates' site for authorised
delegates and staff only

Picture (c) P. Bastiaensen (FAO) 1996.


Picture (c) M. Muturi (Rabies free Kenya) 2017.

Picture (c) Ainoo-Ansah Farms in Ghana (SARNISSA) 2016

Photo (c) P. Bastiaensen (oie) 2016


(c) 01.10.2008 - 30.06.2019                contact the webmaster at  
  Flag Counter