Start Date: Jun 06, 2013
End Date: Jun 28, 2013
ARS scientists will train native Egyptian scientists at National Laboratory of Quality Poultry Production (NLQP) in a revised poultry slaughter procedure to reduce aerosol generation. The procedure was developed in ARS laboratory. After training, the native Egyptian scientists will conduct educational focus groups in three villages, teaching women in Arabic the new slaughter procedure for chickens and ducks, and receive feedback for improvements. Three major education principles will be taught: slaughter in a covered container, use a closure that is slide –off the container, and heated water is poured into the container to kill any airborne pathogens.