Prof. Dr Irfan Erol, Director General of Food and Control, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey, informed the OIE that a joint real-scale simulation exercise on foot and mouth disease will take place in Bursa Province and its villages from 27 to 30 April 2015.
The overall aim of this exercise is to maintain the response skills of the Turkish veterinary services in case of an occurrence of foot and mouth disease. The simulation exercise will include table-top and field exercises.
The specific objectives are to:
- test the Foot and Mouth Contingency Plan and train staff on its implementation;
- test operational response arrangements;
- examine the liaison and interdependencies between the key operational partners.
World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)