Simulation exercise: Foot and mouth disease in Austria

23 to 27 June

Dr Ulrich Herzog, Chief Veterinary Officer, Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Vienna, informed the OIE that a third real-time simulation exercise on foot and mouth disease (PICORNA 14) will take place from 23 to 27 June 2014.

The main goals of this exercise are:

  • testing new functions of the Austrian database, Consumer Health Information System (VIS, Verbrauchergesundheitsinformationssystem),
  • handling at-risk holdings,
  • planning resources (personal and equipment) in order to evaluate the Austrian contingency plans.

A final report on this exercise will be sent to the European Commission in September 2014.

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