Dr Nihat Pakdil, Deputy Undersecretary, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey, informed the OIE that a joint real-scale simulation exercise on avian influenza will take place in Denizli Province from 31 October to 4 November 2016.
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 to:
- test the Avian Influenza Contingency Plan and train staff on its implementation;
- 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)