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Emergency Vaccinationas a Strategy to Controlthe Spread of FMD<br />
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious and economically devastating livestock disease.<br />Historically, the...
The most recent  U.S. outbreak in 1929 had a devastating effect on agriculture and the economy.  Thus, it is imperative to...
Economists at the FAZD Center used simulation analysis to evaluate the use of emergency vaccination – in addition to slaug...
Simulations suggest emergency vaccination will slow outbreaks in California when used in rings of under 10 or 20 kilometer...
Simulations also show emergency vaccination is effective in the Texas High Plains in rings of less than 5 kilometers.<br /...
FAZD Center economists concluded:<br /><ul><li> Emergency vaccination reduces slaughter, but generally is not cost effecti...
 However, vaccination is a viable option if the goal is to reduce the risk of a catastrophic outcome.</li></li></ul><li>Vi...
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  1. 1. Emergency Vaccinationas a Strategy to Controlthe Spread of FMD<br />
  2. 2. Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious and economically devastating livestock disease.<br />Historically, the costs of outbreaks – direct, secondary and tertiary – are massive. <br />Outbreaks can lead to strict trade restrictions on the world market, harming the economy.<br />
  3. 3. The most recent U.S. outbreak in 1929 had a devastating effect on agriculture and the economy. Thus, it is imperative to be well prepared.<br />Strategies to control an outbreak may include:<br /> Emergency vaccination.<br /> Large-scale slaughter.<br />
  4. 4. Economists at the FAZD Center used simulation analysis to evaluate the use of emergency vaccination – in addition to slaughter – as strategies for slowing the spread of the FMD virus.<br />
  5. 5. Simulations suggest emergency vaccination will slow outbreaks in California when used in rings of under 10 or 20 kilometers surrounding the outbreak site.<br />The high costs of emergency vaccination are offset in these simulations.<br />
  6. 6. Simulations also show emergency vaccination is effective in the Texas High Plains in rings of less than 5 kilometers.<br />But the high costs are not offset in these simulations.<br />
  7. 7. FAZD Center economists concluded:<br /><ul><li> Emergency vaccination reduces slaughter, but generally is not cost effective.
  8. 8. However, vaccination is a viable option if the goal is to reduce the risk of a catastrophic outcome.</li></li></ul><li>Visit our web site:fazd.tamu.edu<br />
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