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Simulation exercise: Swine diseases in Brazil

Dr Jamil Gomes de Souza, Director of Animal Health Department, Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock Defence of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) of Brazil informed the OIE that the MAPA and the Pan American Centre for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (PANAFTOSA), will conduct, within the framework of the technical cooperation MAPA and PAHO(1)/PANAFTOSA, an emergency disease exercise focused on swine diseases. This exercise will be held from 4 to 10 July 2009 in the regional bureau of Estrela, in Rio Grande do Sul State.

The main purpose of this theoretical and practical exercise is to train veterinarians of official Veterinary Services in the implementation and evaluation of actions planned in the National Contingency Plan.

(1) PAHO: Pan American Health Organization

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