GLOBAL RINDERPEST ERADICATION PROGRAMME (GREP) MEETING
The GREP Meeting on Rinderpest Surveillance, organized by the joint FAO/IAEA Division, was held in Vienna, Austria, on 2 to 3 February 2000
PESTE DES PETITS RUMINANTS IN TURKEY
In September 1999, an outbreak of peste des petits ruminants in goats in Elazig Province, eastern Anatolia, was reported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs to the International Office of Epizootics (OIE). This was the first outbreak of PPR in Turkey ever reported to OIE.
COORDINATION MEETING ON SURVEILLANCE FOR THE ERADICATION OF SHEEP POX FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN MAGHREB
This meeting was held in Tunis on 17 to 18 February 2000 and reported good progress on the part of the four Maghreb countries in their efforts to control the disease in compliance with the recommendations of the last coordination meeting. The vaccination programmes have shown a marked increase in the target animal population even though, in most countries, the desired coverage rate is far from being achieved.