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Belmopan, 3rd March 2014

The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) mounted “Operation Macaw” on February 25 – 27, 2014, simulating response to a hypothetical outbreak of low pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) detected in backyard poultry in a remote area of the country during routine active surveillance.  “Operation Macaw” tested the recently developed “Avian Influenza Contingency Plan” and exposed participants to the incident command structure which requires proper planning, budgeting, communications, coordination and activation of key operational groups. Field activities, including local Command Post, checkpoints, epidemiologic investigations, appraisals for compensation and public awareness, not only provided training to the participants but also exposed the community to measures...

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The 5th meeting of the Swine Disease Working Group (SD WG) was held at the Hotel Blau Marina in Varadero, Cuba from the 4th to 6th September 2013. This Meeting was combined with the final OIE Laboratory Twinning Workshop between CENSA, Cuba and the...
by Victor Gongora Belize, Cuba, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, member countries of CaribVET, were privileged to attend the 3rd OIE Global Conference on Veterinary Education, including the role of Veterinary Statutory Bodies (VSBs), held in Foz do...
The joint meeting of the FCR ”ResisT” Project on Tick Resistance, surveillance and control in the Caribbean and the 3rd meeting of the CaribVET Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases Working Group was held in CIRAD, Guadeloupe, 26th November - 28th November...
The second meeting of the CaribVET Veterinary Public Health (VPH) Working Group was held at the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau, Dominica from September 10th to 12th, 2013. The meeting was co-organised by CaribVET and PAHO/WHO, and hosted by the...
I was on my way back from a mission in northern Haiti when my cell phone rang: someone was calling me to tell me the sad news about Keith passing away. For a few seconds, I was stunned totally in disbelief and not willing to face the truth. I knew...

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CReSA (Research center on animal health), Barcelona, Spain is looking for a post-doctoral fellow (first or second post-doc...

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN DISEASE MODELING

POSITION: The Veterinary Population Medicine Department of the College...