Simulation exercise: Foot and mouth disease in Brazil
Dr Guilherme Henrique Figueiredo Marques, Director of Animal Health Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil, informed the OIE that a table-top and field simulation exercise on foot and mouth disease will take place in the municipality of Santana do Livramento in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, from 22 to 29 September 2016.
The objective of the simulation is to exercise and improve the intervention capacity of the Veterinary Services, with a review of the theoretical and practical aspects of diagnostic tests, investigation, biosafety, control of spread and eradication of FMD, during an exercise aimed at testing the early warning capacities, the organisation for a rapid response as well as the management and organisation of the Official Veterinary Services, in accordance with the guidelines established by the FMD Contingency Plan
World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)