Latin America & Caribbean Region Events

Latin America & Caribbean Region Events

HPAI Class in Brazil, Aug. 23-28, 2016

International Services’ staff in Brasilia, along with APHIS Veterinary Services (VS), The APHIS-IS in Brasilia organized a capacity building workshop, “HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) Surveillance, Preparedness, and Response Workshop,” which was held from August 23 - 26 in Brasilia, Brazil. Fifty veterinarians from South America attended the workshop, where they heard speakers from the veterinary services of Brazil, Chile, and Peru discuss surveillance techniques, emergency response, depopulation, cleaning and disinfection, and analyses of the epidemiological and commercial impact of a HPAI outbreak. They also heard Dr. Eric Coleman, ITRCB deputy director, and Dr. Luis Lecuona, IS Mexico City agricultural specialist speak about HPAI economic and trade implications, and survey on wild live birds respectively. Dr. Amy Delgado and Dr. Barry Meade, both from APHIS-VS coordinated the event and provided lessons learned from the U.S. experience fighting an HPAI outbreak in 2014-2015. “The event addressed participants’ expectations and enhanced the exchange of information and collaboration within the South America region,” said Dr. Conrad Estrada, IS Regional Director for Latin America.

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