Vaccination strategies for a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in southwest Kansas
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Globalization has expanded market opportunities for U.S. livestock producers. With the increase in world travel and globalization of agriculture, the possibility of transmitting a highly contagious foreign animal disease to the U.S. is higher. Therefore, it is critically important to develop and assess economic implications of emergency management plans in the event a contagious livestock disease outbreak was to occur in the U.S. For example, the United Kingdom experienced a severe FMD outbreak in 2001. By the end of the outbreak, 221 days after it started, 2,026 cases of FMD had been confirmed, ...