2nd Swine diseases WG meeting

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Sun, 05/02/2010 - 14:00 - Mon, 05/03/2010 - 14:00
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Maria Teresa Frias Lepoureau (Chair), Cuba
Gillian Ellis, jamaica
Julia Vargas, Dominican Republic
Ming Deng, USA
David Pyburn, USA
Dagmar Rousseaux, Cuba
Maria-Irian Percedo Abreu, Cuba
Marion Petit-Sinturel, Guadeloupe
Jean Ridney Jacques Simon, Haiti
Max Millien, Haiti
Luder Fleurinord, Haiti
Felix Del Orbe, Dominican Republic
Rahon Guzman, Dominican Republic
Cedric Lazarus, FAO
John Shaw (observer), USDA-APHIS
Amy Delgado (observer), IICA
Dileccio Van derliner (observer), IICA
Keith Flanagan (observer), IICA Haiti
Julio Pinto (observer) FAO
Luis Alberto Espinoza (observer) FAO
Lissandro Herrera Berrios (observer) OIRSA
José Cordero (observer) OIPORC
Jennifer Pradel (observer) CIRAD

The second meeting of the Classical Swine Fever working group took place the 2nd and 3rd May, 2010 in Santo-Domingo, Dominican Republic, just before the 5th CaribVET Steering Committee.
During this meeting, different topics were presented: the reports of the affected countries by CSF (Haiti, Cuba, and Dominican Republic) and the threatened countries (Jamaica, USA) were presented. Representatives from FAO and OIPORC presented a report regarding the "Eradication plan of CSF in the Americas". An update on the new diagnostic techniques was presented by Dr Ming Deng and the inter-laboratories comparison assays were discussed just after this presentation. The next day, the effect of the earthquake on the Haitian CSF and Encephalomyelitis by Teschovirus and an update of the situation were discussed by the group. A work on the risk analysis on the introduction of Encephalomyelitis by Teschovirus and CSF was product by the CSF working group and observers.
To conclude, recommendations were discussed and validated by every members of the group.


For the CSF infected countries:

- To reinforce surveillance and control of the diseases in the countries.
- To train veterinarians and vet assistants to conduct epidemiological studies and to be
reactive in case of disease declaration.
- To reinforce diagnosis capacities and improve the capacity building in training staff
- To continue the work between Cuba, Haiti and DR in order to harmonize surveillance and control plans as well as diagnostic capacities.
- To continue Interlaboratory Assays (ILCT) with the reference laboratory of Hannover. The CIRAD funding this training.

For non CSF infected countries but at risk of introduction

- The countries considered at risk of CSF introduction were Jamaica, USA, Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Guiana and Suriname. These countries should be invited to the next CSF WG meeting to discuss about their surveillance plans and emergency response in case of CSF declaration in their country.
- To maintain a high level of vigilance at the boarders, ports and airports


Activities before the next CSF working group meeting:

- Regarding the risk analysis, the CSF WG should complete the questionnaire with additional information in order to validate it by the Epigroup during their next meeting in June
- Cuba, Haiti and the DR should continue their collaboration in the « CSF eradication plan from the Americas » process.
- FAO, Coordination Unit and IICA are going to work on a guide allow us to define
diseases profiles in each Caribbean country or territory and on the movements of
animals between each other (For this, this work will use the IICA guide which is focus on plant diseases and on one questionnaire elaborated by FAO). When this guide will be finish, it will be submitted to the CSF WG for validation and they use it to get the necessary data
- The group would like to know exactly the planes movements from areas affected by ASF or CSF and also number of people/destination in the Caribbean region.
- Jamaica will consult their authority to participate at the ILCT.

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