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Simulation exercise : Transboundary animal diseases in Slovenia

Dr Simona Salomon, Deputy Director General, Veterinary Administration of the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Ljubljana, informed the OIE that a simulation exercise on transboundary animal diseases (African horse sickness, African swine fever, avian influenza, bluetongue, classical swine fever, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, foot and mouth disease, lumpy skin disease, Newcastle disease, peste des petits ruminants, Rift valley fever, rinderpest, sheep pox and goat pox, swine vesicular disease, vesicular stomatitis) will take place in Slovenia, from 10 to 11 June 2011.

This simulation exercise has been prepared in collaboration with the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for civil protection and disaster relief. Representatives of veterinary services, army, police, civil services will practice implementation of measures in case of an outbreak of one of these transboundary diseases, e.g. establishing protection and surveillance zones, setting up the disinfection points, blocking the roads, cleaning and disinfection of vehicles, facilities, etc.

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Animal Health Information Department (OIE)
information.dept@oie.int

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