Simulation exercise: Foot and mouth disease in Norway
Dr Keren Bar-Yaacov, Director and Chief Veterinary Officer, Norwegian Food Safety Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Brumunddal, Norway, informed the OIE that a real time simulation exercise on foot and mouth disease will take place in her country, from 20 to 22 November 2012.
The exercise will involve all three levels of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the National Veterinary Institute and the Industry. All administrative units in Norway will participate as well.
The goal is to test contingency plans, chain of command, internal and external communication as well as capacity at field and laboratory level.
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