End of the avian flu simulation exercise in Esperanza, province of Santa Fe
Santa Fe – It ended on Friday, September 2, with the presentation of the conclusion and the sharing of experiences by the various participating actors, High pathogenicity avian influenza simulation exercise organized by National Service for Health and Food Quality (NASA) In the town of Esperanza, province of Santa Fe.
on this occasion Vice-president of the organization, Rodolfo AcerbicAttended the closing ceremony by videoconference.
The activity, of a theoretical and practical nature, was carried out by CENSA with the representative chambers of the poultry sector, CAPIA and CEPA, and took place for five days in the facilities of the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences of the National University. Coast (UNL).
during this time In the event of a perceived emergency due to outbreaks of avian influenza in commercial and backyard farms in the region, various actions were carried out in the area, simulating an official action coordinated with the private sector and various actors in the sector. poultry.,
In his speech, Acerbi thanked and congratulated those present, especially those from neighboring countries, for their participation in this joint strategic activity between the public and private sectors of the Argentine Republic, and Emphasizing the valuable contribution that this type of exercise represents for the various actors in the series on a professional and productive level,
He also noted that “Given its current presence in the United States, Canada and Europe, this type of disease poses a very significant challenge to all countries in the region. In addition, the countries of South America – as commercial specifically associated with the areas that currently suffer from the disease -, We must be attentive to the possible arrival of this important health problem on our continentConsidering the need to import avian genetics for the commercial development of our productions. It is a great challenge that drives us to train, visualize, encourage, educate the private sector,
In conclusion, he assured: “I have no doubt that this is how veterinary care services operate in an agile and orderly manner”.
For its part, Ximena Malone, National Director of Animal Health at SenasaExpressed: “It was hard work for five intense days, like a crisis in an emergency.”
They ” .” also underlined Good relationship between professionals and technicians From the areas of Senasa and the central region, and other regions, with the private sector, with INTA, with the nation’s Ministry of Health and the university.
Finally, Mellon pointed out that “in this type of crisis situation, if you work in this coordinated way, in the interrelation and decision-making between all the actors sitting at the same working table, what? It is possible to obtain good results.
ultimately Faisundo Frick, Director of the Santa Fe de Senasa Regional CenterThank you for taking the opportunity that this activity was carried out in the jurisdiction under his responsibility, “because it accurately puts the regional structure on the table and helps us to spot the gaps and at the same time, helps us to settle things”. takes pride in doing well.
They said that “These actions, especially in the field, allow us to represent situations as close as possible to reality in the event of an emergency.”
Avian flu is a disease absent in Argentina and in the region.But which has now spread to many countries on all continents.
As our country is free from this disease, it is necessary to strengthen the preparedness processes through this type of activity, to deepen the training of official agents and other actors involved in poultry health, and to strengthen the response capacity to possible containment. For. Threats affecting the welfare and health of poultry, as well as public health, since it is a disease that can be transmitted to humans.