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An optimal surveillance measure against foot and mouth disease in the United States

Kompas, Tom; Che, Nhu Tuong; Pham, Van Ha


Surveillance programs on farms and in the local environment provide an essential protection against the importation and spread of exotic diseases. Combined with border quarantine measures, these programs protect both consumers and producers from major health concerns and disease incursions that can potentially destroy local agricultural production and supporting industries, as well as generate substantial losses in trade and tourism. However, surveillance programs also impose costs in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
Date published: 2006-11
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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