Simulation exercise: Classical swine fever in Brazil
Dr Guilherme Henrique Figueiredo Marques, Director of Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil, informed the OIE that a table-top and field simulation exercise on classical swine fever (CSF) will take place in the municipality of Belém, State of Pará, from 28 August to 1 September 2017.
The objective of the exercise is to practice and test the alert capacity, the organisation of an early warning response as well as the management and organisation of the Official Veterinary Services in accordance with the guidelines of the CSF contingency plan. The simulation exercise will allow the review of theoretical aspects and practical training related to diagnostic, collection of samples, epidemiological investigation, traceability, biosafety as well as procedures of containment and eradication of classical swine fever.
World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)