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Factors to consider when using vaccine to control an exotic disease outbreak.
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PMID:  14677698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent global events have dramatically increased the attention given to veterinary medical regulatory authorities' responsibility of protecting their country's agricultural interests from the threat of exotic disease outbreaks. A vaccine can be a valuable tool to help curb the spread of an exotic disease epidemic and/or lessen its economic impact. However, the decision on whether or not to use a vaccine during an outbreak may be complex and have far-reaching impacts. The decision must be approached in a logical and orderly fashion, taking into account the scientific, economic, political, and practical considerations that are unique to each individual disease outbreak. A decision-making process for the use of a vaccine developed for foot-and-mouth disease and its potential application to help decide on the use of vaccines in other exotic disease outbreaks is discussed.
W R DeHaven
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developments in biologicals     Volume:  114     ISSN:  1424-6074     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Biol (Basel)     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-17     Completed Date:  2004-01-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100940058     Medline TA:  Dev Biol (Basel)     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Veterinary Services, Washington, DC 20250, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Diseases / epidemiology,  immunology*,  prevention & control
Disease Outbreaks / veterinary*
United States
United States Department of Agriculture
Vaccination / methods
Vaccines / therapeutic use*
Veterinary Medicine / standards
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