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Second Scientific Meeting on Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) between RRL and NIAH/NARO

The 2nd Scientific Meeting on Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) between the Regional Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Southeast Asia (RRL) based in Thailand and the Exotic Disease Research Station, National Institute of Animal Health, NARO (NIAH) was held on Feb 15-16, 2018 in Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan. The RRL and NIAH/NARO have more than 50 years history of research and technology exchange related to animal health and the MOU for joint research collaboration was concluded in 2012. The meeting focused on the current status of FMD research in Japan and Southeast Asia including presentations from the Center for Animal Disease Control (CADIC) of Miyazaki University, and Animal Quarantine Service (AQS) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). The next scientific meeting will be held at RRL in Pakchong, Thailand in 2019.