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Developing a disease prevention strategy in the Caribbean: the importance of assessing animal health-related risks at regional level

Author(s) : M.I. Percedo Abreu, et al.

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In 2009 CaribVET conducted a survey among Caribbean national Veterinary Services to assess perceptions of risk assessment and to identify the principal exotic diseases of concern in the region and their means of introduction. The results showed that the introduction of live animals was considered the most likely route of introduction of exotic animal pathogens, followed by the uncontrolled introduction of animal products by boat passengers. The results were used to define a regional strategy for assessing animal health risks that highlights the importance of within-region exchanges.
Caribbean – Caribbean Animal Health Network – CaribVET – Endemic disease – Exotic disease – Risk assessment – Veterinary Services.

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