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Quantitative risk assessment of foot-and-mouth disease introduction into Spain via importation of live animals

Investigation published in Preventive Veterinary Medicine

August 1st, 2008

Spain has been a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)-free country since 1986. However, the FMD epidemics that recently affected several European Union (EU) member countries demonstrated that the continent is still at high risk for FMD virus (FMDV) introduction, and that the potential consequences of those epidemics are socially and financially devastating. This paper presents a quantitative assessment of the risk of FMDV introduction into Spain. Results suggest that provinces in north-eastern Spain are at higher risk for FMDV introduction, that an FMD epidemic in Spain is more likely to occur via the import of pigs than through the import of cattle, sheep, or goats, and that a sixfold increase in the proportion of premises that quarantine pigs prior to their introduction into the operation will reduce the probability of FMDV introduction via import of live pigs into Spain by 50%. Allocation of resources towards surveillance activities in regions and types of operations at high risk for FMDV introduction and into the development of policies to promote quarantine and other biosecurity activities in susceptible operations will decrease the probability of FMD introduction into the country and will strengthen the chances of success of the Spanish FMD prevention program




Martinez B., Perez AM., de la Torre A. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM..




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Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Inmunología Viral y Medicina Preventiva (SUAT). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).

University of California-DavisCenter for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveilance (CADMS). University of California-Davis (UCDAVIS).

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET).

Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal (CISA). Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA). Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.







Preventive Veterinary Medicine
FACTOR YEAR Q
1.506 2008

NLMID: 8217463

PMID: 18430478

ISSN: 0167-5877



TITLE: Quantitative risk assessment of foot-and-mouth disease introduction into Spain via importation of live animals


JOURNAL: Prev. Vet. Med.


NUMERACIÓN: 86(1-2):43-56


AÑO: 2008


PUBLISHER: Elsevier Science Publishers


AUTHORS: Martinez B., Perez AM., de la Torre A. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM..


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno Rodríguez

DOI: https://doi.org/ 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2008.03.003


CITE THIS PUBLICATION:

Martinez B., Perez AM., de la Torre A. and Sanchez-Vizcaino JM. Quantitative risk assessment of foot-and-mouth disease introduction into Spain via importation of live animals. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 86(1-2):43-56. 2008. (A). ISSN: 0167-5877. DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2008.03.003


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