Development of a tool for prioritising exotic disease threats to Scotland
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Countries such as Scotland that are free from many notifiable livestock diseases remain at risk of introduction of these diseases. This risk changes as the global distribution of diseases change and as pathways for introduction evolve. However, the impact in Scotland will be different for each disease due to properties of the pathogen itself or the ability of the environment to support the pathogen. So in prioritising exotic diseases one must consider both the risk of introduction and the potential impact. Here, we develop a framework to combine these risks in a single tool for prioritising livestock disease threats to Scotland.
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14th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Merida, Mexico