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National Arbovirus Monitoring Program (NAMP) Funding

Project start date: 15 June 2017
Project end date: 30 June 2018
Publication date: 20 June 2018
Project status: In progress
Livestock species: Grainfed cattle
Relevant regions: National
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The National Arbovirus Monitoring Program (NAMP) provides credible data on the nature and distribution of important specific arbovirus infections in Australian (including bluetongue virus) for use by the Australian Government and livestock exporters.

NAMP is jointly funded by its primary beneficiaries: the cattle, sheep and goat industries (57%); the livestock export industry (13%); and the state, territory (5%) and Australian governments (25%). This project constitutes MLA Donor Company funding of the grainfed beef component of the industry contributions for the period 15 June 2017 to 30 June 2018.

During this period, Animal Health Australia (AHA) reported to stakeholders annually on vector or virus distribution and maintained a public facing, current Australian bluetongue zone map. In addition, distributions of Akabane and bovine ephemeral fever virus were mapped and published annually in the NAMP Reports for 2015-16 and 2016-17. The NAMP Report was published as a stand-alone document and incorporated into the Animal Health in Australia report annually.

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Project manager: Des Rinehart
Primary researcher: Animal Health Australia