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The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) held a Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Simulation workshop on 15 to 17 September, 2014 at Central Farm, Cayo District.

The exercise codenamed “Baymen’s Clan” (*) was funded by the BAHA, IDB, FAO, PAHO and PANAFTOSA through monies and/or technical assistance. The programme included review and finalization of a draft FMD procedural manual, presentations on procedures contained in the manual and visits to four cattle farms with a hypothetical suspect case of FMD.

FMD Simulation exercise, Belize

The original FMD procedural manual was prepared by PANAFTOSA in 2007 (Spanish version) and translated in 2013 by PAHO,...

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