The first EU guidelines for planning surveys of new and quarantine plant pests have been published in April 2020 by EFSA Plant health panel. Official surveys have been in place in EU Memeber States for two decades based on international standards. “How to organise a national detection survey?” is a question I have been often asked and provided answers.
Global health security depends on the weakest points in the chain of public health, animal health and plant health. All countries of the world need to be at the certain level of preparedness for pandemic outbreaks in these sectors.