Simulation exercise: Avian influenza in Turkey

5 to 8 October

Prof. Dr Irfan Erol, Director General of Food and Control, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey, informed the OIE that joint real-scale simulation exercises on avian influenza will take place in Kavacik village, province of Çorum from 5 to 8 October 2015 and in Gürbulak village, province of Trabzon from 19 to 22 October 2015, respectively.

The simulation exercises will include table-top and field exercises.

The specific objectives are to:

  • test the Avian Influenza Contingency Plan and train staff on its implementation;
  • test operational response arrangements;
  • examine the liaison and interdependencies between the key operational partners; and
  • consider the impact of the disease as a zoonotic infection.


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