During the period from August 29 to August 30, 2016, experts from the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health” participated in the meeting of the International Work Group on Veterinary Epidemiology, which was held in the Quarantine Agency of Gimcheon-si, South Korea.
Five specialized workshops were held under the program. Leading experts from Korea, China, New Zealand, USA, Kenya, Mongolia participated in the workshops. During the workshop the FGBI “ARRIAH” experts presented a report on animal disease epidemiology in the Far East. Alexey Mischenko, Deputy Head of the FGBI “ARRIAH”, informed of the FMD outbreaks in the RF territory in the recent years and of the disease control and prevention measures. Ilya Chvala, Head of the Laboratory for Viral Avian Diseases of the FGBI “ARRIAH”, reported of the issues of highly pathogenic avian influenza. The reports were highly appreciated by the audience.
Following the workshop results it was decided to further develop international cooperation in the area of animal disease control and to improve methods for diagnosis and prevention of the infections through closer cooperation of the Veterinary Services.
FGBI “ARRIAH” Press Office