Monthly Bulletin from FAO ECTAD China (February)
February issue of the FAO ECTAD China bulletin includes the following updates:
- Stronger cooperation between FAO ECTAD China and CAHEC in 2014 following the meeting on February 17th;
The main objectives of this meeting were to discuss the ongoing collaboration between ECTAD China and China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center (CAHEC) in 2014 and to exchange opinions on several important projects that need joint efforts from both sides.
- Visit of FAO ECTAD staff to University veterinary schools in China to promote epidemiology education;
As part of the planned follow up from the first course in veterinary epidemiology training for university academics from 17 universities in January, FAO ECTAD China staff paid a visit to three universities from 25th February to 4th March 2014.
- Monitoring the second wave of H7N9 Influenza in 2014;
Since October 2014 H7N9 has re emerged in eastern China and by the end of February 2014 there have been 252 human cases and H7N9 has been detected in live bird markets in the worst affected provinces.
- Preparation for the commencement of African Swine Fever (ASF) Project.
The Technical Cooperation Program (TCP) project entitled “Developing Prevention and Control Strategies for African Swine Fever (ASF) in China” was approved by FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) in January 2014. The project aims at improving the capacity of the national government in the preventing the incursion of ASF.
Important update on the upcoming LinkTADs activities: China Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarians (FETPV) field mentoring by Chinese trainers and veterinary epidemiology training to the provinces will be rolled-out in April 2014.
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