Simulation exercise: Avian influenza in Turkey
Dr Nihat Pakdil, Deputy Undersecretary, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey, informed the OIE that joint real-scale simulation exercises on avian influenza will take place in Palandoken district of Erzurum Province from 8 to 12 August 2016.
The simulation exercises will include table-top and field exercises.
The 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.
World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)