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Impact of a foot and mouth disease outbreak on Australia

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    The Council of Australian Governments, as part of its review of national whole-of-government frameworks for the prevention, preparedness for, and management of a major animal disease emergency such as an FMD outbreak, asked the Productivity Commission to report on the impact of a foot and mouth disease outbreak on Australia as an input to that process. The report found that a major outbreak could cost Australia over $9 billion in lost export earnings over an eight year period and could reduce Australia’s GDP by between $8 billion and $13 billion. It found that control of an outbreak would require a major logistical effort by all governments and the livestock industry, at a cost of between $30 million and $450 million, depending on how long it took to achieve control.

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    Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Others with number 0207001.

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    Length: 206 pages
    Date of creation: 01 Aug 2002
    Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpot:0207001
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