Exotic diseases contingency plan

January 2010
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;1/9/2010, Vol. 166 Issue 2, p34
Academic Journal
The article provides an overview on the annual revision of the national contingency plan by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for an outbreak of an exotic disease in animals in Great Britain. It states that the plan includes arrangements in which Defra would put in place in the event of an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, and avian influenza. It also notes the obligations of Defra to revise the plan in the light of developments in science.


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