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Rift Valley Fever Initiative 2010
Caribbean Regional Response Team (CRRT) Meeting
Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands
José H. Urdaz, DVM, MPVM, PhD
Area Emergency Coordinator for PR and USVI
Caribe Hilton Hotel San Juan
October 26-28, 2010
Overview
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Exercise Planning Team
Program Coordinators
Funding
Infectious Disease Seminars
Rift Valley Fever Tabletop Exercise
After Action Report
Why should We care?
Food and Agriculture
Safety and Defense
Exercise Planning Team
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Dr. Paul Gibbs
Dr. Dana McDaniel
Dr. Miguel Borri-Díaz
Dr. José Urdaz
Ms. Emerlinda Hernández
Dr. Bethany Bradford
Dr. Amy Delgado
Program Coordinators
• For Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture (PRDA)
– Ms. Nilda Pérez
– Ms. Evelyn Santiago
– Ms. Carmen Delia Alonso
• For Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDOA)
– Dr. Bethany Bradford
– Dr. Louis Petersen
Funding
• VS PR Area Office
• U.S. International Services Dominican Republic
Seminars Puerto Rico and USVI
Animal Disease Emergency Events: Preparedness and Response
• April 15, 2010 and
May 7, 2010
• Association of
Agronomists of PR
• Curriculum Center
• Major Goal: Prepare
audience for the Rift
Valley Fever Tabletop
Exercise
Tabletop Exercise Puerto Rico
Blue Moon Fever: A Training Exercise on An Introduction of
Rift Valley Fever to Puerto Rico
PREMA Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Hato Rey, PR, May 20-21, 2010
Tabletop Exercise US Virgin Islands
Blue Moon Fever: A Training Exercise on An Introduction of
Rift Valley Fever to St. Croix
Arthur Abel Complex Fredericksted, St. Croix May 25-26, 2010
Why should I care?
Why you should care:
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Economy/Trade/Tourism
Environmental Impact
Food Supply
Human Health
Accidental vs. Intentional Introduction
After Action Report
Weaknesses
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Capabilities of facilities and Agencies
Collaboration between participants agencies
Cooperation between participating agencies
Designated leader of focus group
Direct transmission vs. vector-borne disease
Communication among focus groups
Unified Command
After Action Report
Strengths
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First animal health related exercise in PR and USVI
Initiative PRDA and VIDOA
Full international support and participation
Results evaluation forms
New efforts VITEMA SOPs
Future events
Networking
Questions?
THANK YOU

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