Animal Health Information System
The National Animal Health Information System - SIZ is managed by the Coordination of Information and Epidemiology - CIEP of the Animal Health Department, which is responsible for managing data and information regarding animal diseases occurrences, as well as other relevant animal health information. CIEP is in charge of Immediate Notifications and Annual and Semiannual Reports sent to the OIE, maintaining the communication on the occurrences of animal diseases in the country. The main aims of SIZ are: collecting, consolidating, analyzing and disseminating animal health information for supporting the design, application, evaluation and decision-making on strategies and actions for surveillance, prevention, control and eradication of relevant animal diseases to livestock and public health. It also supports national animal health certification to international organizations and countries or trading blocs, with which Brazil has commercial relations.
The SIZ database is based on a list of notifiable animal diseases. The notifiable animal diseases list was established by MAPA Normative Instruction nº 50, 23rd of September, 2013, and its reporting is mandatory for all those who have been aware of any suspected or confirmed cases, according to the criteria and information flows established.
The notification shall be sent to the Official Veterinary Services of the States (SVEs), the Local Veterinary Units - UVLs or community service offices, to the headquarters of the SVEs or the Federal Superintendents of Agriculture - SFAs, so that they could apply necessary measures for the control and eradication of the animal diseases. For veterinarians, researchers or teachers, who identify categories 1, 2 and 3 diseases of the List, FORM NOTIFICA may be used.
Zoosanitary Data of Brazil
The animal health data has been collected by the Official Veterinary Service since 1971 and it is available for consultation. From 1971 to 1998, data can be found in the Animal Health Service Bulletins and, from 1999, it can be found and downloaded from the database interactive tool.
Animal Health Service Bulletins (1971-1998)
Interactive Search Tool (1999 - 2017-01)
Source of data: The quantitative data available in this interactive panel are part of the National Animal Health Information System of Brazil – SIZ database, and they do refer to outbreaks and confirmed diseases cases listed in 1, 2 and 3 categories of MAPA Normative Instruction nº 50/2013 (which requires immediate notification and investigation by the Official Veterinary Service - SVO) which were registered in Brazil since 1999.
The data are obtained from the records from the Animal Disease Official Disease Investigation Forms and consolidated data from the Monthly Epidemiological Reports; which are under responsibility of the Official Veterinary Service (SVO) of the state’s (States Animal Health Agencies: 27 in Brazil), which carry out the investigations of the notified diseases, and shares the information with the Federal Superintendencies of Agriculture (SFA), and the Animal Health Department (DSA), following SIZ surveillance procedures and information flows and it is managed by Coordination of Information and Epidemiology – CIEP (CIEP/CGPZ/DSA/SDA).
History of the animal diseases, first reports, in Brazil (1998)
Semiannual Zoosanitary Reports from Brazil to OIE
Every six months, Brazil submits to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), Zoosanitary Reports on the occurrence of diseases in the country. The reports of the last three years can be consulted here.
World Organisation for Animal Health - OIE