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Simulation exercise: Highly pathogenic avian influenza in Australia

Dr Mark Schipp, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Canberra, Australia, informed the OIE that a simulation exercise on highly pathogenic avian influenza, named Exercise Crossover, will take place in the State of Victoria from 12 to 18 May 2017.

Exercise Crossover aims to test the communication, assistance, control, command and coordination in an incursion of potentially zoonotic highly pathogenic avian influenza H7N9.

The exercise will be a desktop exercise involving a scenario with zoonotic infection.

World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)