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Agriculture department open meeting on disease protection strategy

by 5m Editor
10 August 2007, at 9:13am

US - The Secretary of Agriculture’s advisory committee on foreign animal and poultry diseases will meet this month to discuss the emergency management system and the United States response to foreign animal diseases worldwide.

The committee, comprised of animal health experts from universities, industry and state departments of agriculture, advises the Secretary of Agriculture on actions necessary to prevent the introduction of foreign livestock and poultry diseases into the United States.

It also advises the Secretary on contingency planning and on maintaining a state of preparedness to deal with these diseases, if introduced.

The meeting will take place on 21 August in Room 107-A, Jamie L. Whitten Building on 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC from 8.00am and is open to the public.

For more information, contact Bethany O’Brien, acting director, interagency coordination, emergency management, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services’ veterinary services program, 4700 River Road, Unit 41, Riverdale, Md. 20737-1231; (301) 734-0825.

To view the meeting notice, please click here

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