Prevention and control of Foot-and-Mouth disease, classical swine fever and Avian influenza in the European Union: An integrated analysis of epidemiological, economic and social-ethical aspects

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Abstract

The recent outbreaks of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), Classical Swine Fever (CSF), and highly pathogenetic Avian Influenza (AI) in the European Union (EU) have shown that such contagious animal diseases can have a devastating impact in terms of animal welfare, economics and societal outcry and disturbance. Insights into the three interrelated, aspects of epidemiology, economics, and social-ethics are crucial in order to better prevent and control contagious diseases in the future. Because of the sometimes conflicting aspects a broad spectrum of stakeholders received a prominent position in the national public debate during and after the recent outbreaks. In order to quantify the impact of alternative views by alternative stakeholders science-based models are a prerequisite. The main goal of the project is therefore to conduct an integrated analysis of epidemiological, economic and social-ethical aspects of (potential) control strategies. First the results of a survey are presented which focused on prioritising epidemiological, economic and social-ethical aspects. Subsequently, an integrated analysis is described in order to obtain insight into the impact of the above mentioned differences between stakeholders. A detailed analysis is presented for six EU member states and three contagious diseases (FMD, CSFand AI).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherConsortium for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics
Number of pages141
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • foot and mouth disease
  • classical swine fever virus
  • avian influenza viruses
  • disease prevention
  • disease control
  • epidemiology
  • european union
  • classical swine fever
  • economic aspects
  • social ethics

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