Dr Olev Kalda, Deputy Director General of the Veterinary and Food Board of the Republic of Estonia informed the OIE that a field simulation exercise on foot and mouth disease (FMD) is taking place on 22 May 2019 in the county of Tartu in Estonia.
Participants to this simulation exercise will be the specialists from the centre of Jõgevamaa-Tartumaa and representatives from the local authority, Estonian Rescue Board, Estonian Road Administration, Police and Border Guard Board and animal by-products company.
The main objective of this exercise is to practice cooperation with other authorities in the event of an outbreak of FMD.
The activities will be the following ones:
- practice the disease event management;
- exercise fieldwork with collaborators (cooperation with related institutions, localization of the outbreak and implementation of biosecurity measures);
- resolve emergency situation in case of interruption of communication.
The simulation exercise is divided into two parts starting with the field exercise and followed by the theoretical part.
World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)