Simulation exercise: Foot and mouth disease in Nordic and Baltic Countries

13 to 14 November

Dr Darius Remeika, Director of the State Food and Veterinary Service of Lithuania informed the OIE on behalf of the Nordic-Baltic Veterinary Contingency Group, that the Nordic and Baltic Countries – Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and Faroe Islands – will jointly conduct a simulation exercise on Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD).

The table-top FMD Simulation Exercise is called “Nordic-Baltic Simulation Exercise “Ruta” on emergency vaccination and stamping out of large infected herds” and will take place from 13 to 14 November 2019 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The training is addressed to official veterinarians of Veterinary Services of the above listed countries.

The objectives at inter-Nordic – Baltic level include training and rapid exchange of views related to:

  • Stamping-out of large herds infected by FMD;
  • FMD emergency vaccination programmes and exit strategies.

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