Simulation exercise: Highly pathogenic avian influenza in Australia
Dr Andy Carroll, Chief Veterinary Officer, Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, informed the OIE that a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) simulation exercise, called « Exercise Red Feather », will be held in Queensland from 31 August to 1 September and 22 September and 13 October 2010.
The exercise consists of three facilitated workshops. There will be no field component.
The exercise is being conducted by Biosecurity Queensland and aims to enhance the ability of Biosecurity Queensland and the poultry industry to respond to and manage a HPAI outbreak.
Animal Health Information Department
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)