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What is Government's Preparedness Role and Response Framework for FMD?

Government Preparedness Role and Response Framework: Where Animal Health Authority Leaves Off and Private Sector Agency Begins - Dr. Jon Zack, Director, Preparedness and Incident Coordination Staff at USDA – APHIS-VS, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Jon Zack says planning for a foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak is complex. While the activity is not super complex, the hard part in planning is making tough choices. Early foreign animal disease detection (FAD) and rapid tracing is essential for the effective and timely control of outbreaks. Dr. Zack emphasizes that business continuity planning is an essential part of any outbreak.

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