Simulation exercise: Avian Influenza in Turkey

28 March to 1 April 2022

Dr. Harun Seckin, General Director of Food and Control at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Turkey and Delegate to the OIE, informed the OIE that a joint real-scale simulation exercise on Avian influenza will take place in Samsun province in the region of Blacksea from 28 March to 1 April 2022.

The overall aim of this exercise is to maintain the response skills of the Veterinary Services. The simulation will include table-top and field exercises.

The specific objectives are:

  • Test the Avian Influenza Contingency Plan
  • Train staff on implementation of the Contingency Plan and differential diagnosis;
  • Test operational response arrangements;
  • Examine the liaison and interdependencies between the key operational partners; and
  • Consider the impact of the disease as a zoonotic infection.

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