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1 September 2015 DISEASE RISK ANALYSIS—A TOOL FOR POLICY MAKING WHEN EVIDENCE IS LACKING: IMPORT OF RABIES-SUSCEPTIBLE ZOO MAMMALS AS A MODEL
Matt Hartley, Helen Roberts
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Disease control management relies on the development of policy supported by an evidence base. The evidence base for disease in zoo animals is often absent or incomplete. Resources for disease research in these species are limited, and so in order to develop effective policies, novel approaches to extrapolating knowledge and dealing with uncertainty need to be developed. This article demonstrates how qualitative risk analysis techniques can be used to aid decision-making in circumstances in which there is a lack of specific evidence using the import of rabies-susceptible zoo mammals into the United Kingdom as a model.

Copyright 2015 by American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Matt Hartley and Helen Roberts "DISEASE RISK ANALYSIS—A TOOL FOR POLICY MAKING WHEN EVIDENCE IS LACKING: IMPORT OF RABIES-SUSCEPTIBLE ZOO MAMMALS AS A MODEL," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 46(3), 540-546, (1 September 2015). https://doi.org/10.1638/2015-0001.1
Received: 6 January 2015; Published: 1 September 2015
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