The Outbreak Investigation Game (OIG) is an answer to a shared need and aim of the participating Veterinary Faculties to promote learning by simulating real life events in a controlled surrounding, a game. Disease outbreaks do happen regularly, and veterinarians need to be prepared for them. Climate change brings up new challenges to the Northern Europe, when new diseases and vectors are introduced. Disease outbreaks can be disastrous, not only for animals and their owners, but also to the people around them. Zoonotic diseases – such as COVID-19 – induce pandemics. Luckily, with good legislation and preventative measures, the class A diseases have been kept mostly under control in the resent years in the EU. On top of giving guidelines to the prevention of easily transmissible dangerous animal diseases, the new EU Animal Health regulation (EU2016/429) also means a common mindset required of all veterinarians in regards of preparedness and action in case of animal disease outbreaks.
Purpose of the game
Funding (link to Erasmus+)