Simulation exercise: Foot and mouth disease and lumpy skin disease in Kazakhstan
Dr Samat Tyulegenov, Director General of the RSE "National Reference Center for Veterinary", Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan informed the OIE that field simulation exercises on foot and mouth disease (Chapayevo village, Akzhayik district, West Kazakhstan region) and lumpy skin disease (Zhangaly village, Zhangaly district, West Kazakhstan Region) will take place from 2 to 5 April 2018.
The objective of these simulation exercises is to strengthen management capacities of the adequate and efficient response to foot and mouth disease and lumpy skin disease occurrence with a view to reducing the economic health impacts that could be generated from the introduction of the virus.
The field activities will be designed based on a scenario allowing the practice of emergency response and the roles and functions of the different levels of command in the Veterinary Services and other institutions.
The simulation exercises are directed to professionals of the public and private services.
World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)