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FMD Outbreak Investigation training organized at 6 regional centers

10/04/2019

In the framework ofEmergency assistance for the control of Foot and Mouth Disease in central and western regions of Mongoliaproject, three days training on Foot and Mount Disease outbreak investigation is being held at 6 regional centers in areas identified at high risk of disease outbreaks, involving more than 180 regional and local veterinarians. The training programme is developed on EuFMD’s experience to improve the practical and field applied training in disease outbreak investigation for Mongolian veterinary service staff.

FAO and the Government of Mongolia have identified disease outbreak investigation for trans-boundary animal diseases such as FMD, PPR and SGP as an important area where additional capacity is required.

Every time clinical FMD emerges, it offers the opportunity to study the behavior of FMD virus in livestock. Routine outbreak investigation focuses on confirming the suspected cause by FMD virus, while advanced outbreak investigation is about studying the risk factors for FMD, the impact of FMD on livestock and livelihoods, the routes of onwards virus transmission and the effectiveness of control measures. Total of 12 trainings are planned will be held across the country within 2019.