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World Veterinary Day Award 2015.

At the Opening Ceremony of the of the World Veterinary Congress that was held in Istanbul, Turkey on 14 September 2015, the Turkish Minister of agriculture,Mr. Kutbettin Arza, presented to the College

of Veterinarians of Costa Rica representative, Dr Joe Alejandra Vargas Blanco the World Veterinary Day 2015 and a price of 1.000 US$.

the College of Veterinarians of Costa Rica together with the Costa Rican National Animal Health Service, selected as the winner of the WVD 2015 award for their comprehensive awareness campaign on the prevention of equine encephalitis and West Nile fever.

The campaign included the dissemination of the information on Equine Encephalitis and West Nile fever to the wide public via mass media on national level and via social networks, continuous training of health professionals on zoonotic diseases and the creation of the Costa Rican Society of Specialist in Zoonosis and scientific studies.