In October 2022, the Swine Health Information Center joined with the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia to host a symposium entitled Japanese Encephalitis Virus: Emerging Global Threat to Humans & Livestock. One of the initiatives that came from the symposium was an agreement between SHIC and CEID to build and launch a JEV Information Sharing Network website. The objective is to have an immediate JEV information resource that can answer the pork industry’s initial questions and needs if JEV enters the US. Your input for content on the site is invited and welcomed.
This information-sharing website will be a CEID-maintained repository of pertinent JEV information available to anyone interested in JEV infectious disease dynamics. Staff at CEID invite you to provide input on what specific information should be included and would provide value to the JEV Information Sharing Network website. This document explains the summary for the website, contemplated examples of content, and next steps. Topic areas proposed for inclusion on the website include information on JEV ecology, epidemiology, economic impacts, outbreak response plans, data, and technical literature.
What information would you like to be included on the website? If you have specific ideas, please reach out to CEID no later than February 28 by emailing John King at [email protected].
SHIC, launched by the National Pork Board in 2015 solely with Pork Checkoff funding, continues to focus efforts on prevention, preparedness, and response to novel and emerging swine disease for the benefit of US swine health. As a conduit of information and research, SHIC encourages sharing of its publications and research. Forward, reprint, and quote SHIC material freely. SHIC is funded by America’s pork producers to fulfill its mission to protect and enhance the health of the US swine herd. For more information, visit http://www.swinehealth.org or contact Dr. Paul Sundberg at [email protected].