The first online meeting of ERFAN working group on “Anthrax” is organized on 23 July 2020 to discuss the modality of distribution of the SOPs focused on the diagnostic methods for the detection of Bacillus anthracis and of other necessary SOPs for the laboratories working on anthrax, the future organization of a ring trial for the detection of Bacilllus anthracis in the next future and collection of the adhesions, training sessions on isolation of Bacillus anthracis, isolation of spores from soil, detection by molecular methods, genotyping of Bacillus anthracis strains.

Delegates from Algeria, Italy, Libya, Mauritania, Senegal and Tunisia will participate in the discussion.

The follow-up report will be sent to the individual participants by email.