Simulation exercise: Classical swine fever in Belize

28 to 29 October

Dr Miguel Angel Depaz, Director of Animal Health, Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA), Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, informed the OIE that a field simulation exercise on classical swine fever will take place from 28 to 29 October 2014 in Orange Walk Town, Orange Walk District, Belize.

The objectives of exercise code-named “Caracol” are to

  1. assess the revised 2014 Classical Swine Fever Emergency Plan;
  2. assess and strengthen BAHA’s epidemiological capacities with respect to traceability and outbreak management;
  3. strengthen awareness of emerging diseases such as porcine epidemic diarrhoea.

Exercise “Caracol” will be conducted with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank and OIRSA*.

Participants will include officers from government and representatives of the industry.

* International Regional Organization for Plant Protection and Animal Health

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