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06CARACAS630
2006-03-08 20:43:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Caracas
Cable title:  

UPDATE ON CARACAS AVIAN INFLUENZA CONTINGENCY

Tags:   AEMR  AMGT  ASEC  CASC  AMED  KFLO  VE 
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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHCV #0630 0672043
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 082043Z MAR 06
FM AMEMBASSY CARACAS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3487
INFO RUEHBO/AMEMBASSY BOGOTA 6104
						UNCLAS CARACAS 000630 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

FOR WHA/EX
BOGOTA FOR RMO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AEMR AMGT ASEC CASC AMED KFLO VE
SUBJECT: UPDATE ON CARACAS AVIAN INFLUENZA CONTINGENCY
PLANNING

REF: 2005 CARACAS 03845

UNCLAS CARACAS 000630

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

FOR WHA/EX
BOGOTA FOR RMO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AEMR AMGT ASEC CASC AMED KFLO VE
SUBJECT: UPDATE ON CARACAS AVIAN INFLUENZA CONTINGENCY
PLANNING

REF: 2005 CARACAS 03845


1. (SBU) On January 19, Post Emergency Action Committee
(EAC) Avian Influenza (AI) Subcommittee met with the Regional
Medical Officer (RMO) to discuss Post preparedness. The
Subcommittee then held a follow-up meeting on January 26 to
review the preparedness checklist as it pertains to Post
operations, and reviewed Center for Disease Control (DCD) and
World Health Organization (WHO) pandemic flu literature.
Post has also held mission-wide AI briefings throughout the
month of January by the RSO and Post Medical Advisor, and has
offered additional briefings for family members. The
Community Liaison Office has made AI handouts available and
has addressed AI in the weekly Embassy newsletter. Post has
issued two detailed staff notices with key facts about AI and
preparedness measures. Post is also nominating four
candidates from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of
Agriculture to attend an Avian Influenza training offered by
the Department on April 23.


2. (SBU) No cases of AI, nor of course of animal-to-human AI
have been reported in Venezuela.
BROWNFIELD