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Emergency Preparedness—
Response to a Highly Infectious Disease Outbreak


Containment
Animal Depopulation
Disinfection
Milk Disposal
Movement Restrictions in the Surveillance Area

What steps would be taken if Foot and Mouth Disease were found in the US?

In the event of an FMD outbreak, the following activities will be essential to controlling and eradicating the disease:

Containment

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Animal Depopulation

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Disinfection

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Milk Disposal

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Movement Restrictions in the Surveillance Area

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(The steps described above were originally published in "Foot-and-Mouth Disease and the Dairy Industry's Emergency Preparedness" distributed by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and supported by Dairy Management Inc., National Milk Producers Federation, International Dairy Foods Association, and the US Dairy Export Council.)

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