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Brazil receive the first PVS mission to aquatic animals in South America

From October 18 to 30, 2015, Brazil will receive the OIE PVS Aquatic Animal Mission. The expert group will meet in Brasilia, DF, for opening and closing the mission with the veterinary authority of Brazil and entities of interest in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. The mission will visit the states of Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Norte, São Paulo, Santa Catarina and Mato Grosso, in addition to being contacted state veterinary services, private sector, producers and institutions of research and diagnosis. Brazil has received the PVS mission twice, in 2007 and 2014 and assessed the development of Brazilian veterinary service for terrestrial animals. Brazil is the first country in South America to receive a PVS mission to aquatic animals.