Simulation exercise: African swine fever in Brazil

19 to 26 November 2022

Dr Geraldo Moraes, Delegate to WOAH and Director of Animal Health, informed WOAH that a theoretical and practical simulation exercise on an animal health emergency will take place in the municipality of Presidente Getúlio, province of Santa Catarina, from 19 to 26 November 2022. The event is organised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil and the Veterinary Service of the State of Santa Catarina (CIDASC).

The exercise has a national scope and the purpose of training and evaluating the response capacity of the Brazilian Veterinary Service to an outbreak of African swine fever, following the guidelines of the National Contingency Plan for the disease.

The specific objectives of the exercise are the training and evaluation of:

  • The capacity for epidemiological investigation, documentation, and communication of information on the actions developed.
  • The installation and organisation of the emergency operations center.
  • The establishment of a containment area.
  • Biosecurity procedures, euthanasia, and disposal of dead animals; cleaning and disinfection of facilities; control and inspection of vehicle traffic; control of wild boar and feral pigs.
  • The use of different software for data collection, data processing and information management.

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