Simulation exercise: Avian influenza in Turkey

31 October to 4 November

Dr Nihat Pakdil, Deputy Undersecretary, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey, informed the OIE that a joint real-scale simulation exercise on avian influenza will take place in Denizli Province from 31 October to 4 November 2016.

The overall aim of this exercise is to maintain the response skills of the Veterinary Services. The simulation 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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