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The role of models in estimating consequences as part of the risk assessment process

Author(s) : K. Forde-Folle, D. Mitchell & C. Zepeda

Summary :

The degree of disease risk represented by the introduction, spread, or establishment of one or several diseases through the importation of animals and animal products is assessed by importing countries through an analysis of risk. The components of a risk analysis include hazard identification, risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication. A risk assessment starts with identification of the hazard(s) and then continues with four interrelated steps: release assessment, exposure assessment, consequence assessment, and risk estimation. Risk assessments may be either qualitative or quantitative. This paper describes how, through the integration of epidemiological and economic models, the potential adverse biological and economic consequences of exposure can be quantified.
 
Keywords
Biological consequences – Consequence assessment – Economic consequences – Models – Quantitative risk assessment.

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