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Sweden Carries Out Simulation Exercise

27 October 2010

SWEDEN - Dr Leif Denneberg, Chief Veterinary Officer, Swedish Board of Agriculture, has informed the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) that a simulation exercise on foot and mouth disease (FMD) will be carried out in Sweden from 22 to 29 October 2010.

The exercise involves a national and a local disease control centre as well as cooperating authorities and organisations.

The aim of the exercise is to:

  • improve the ability to combat epizootic diseases,
  • test and evaluate the contingency plan,
  • set up the new crisis organisation,
  • apply improved management methods,
  • introduce a new computerised disease control management system.


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