Articles | Volume 16
Adv. Sci. Res., 16, 113–117, 2019
Adv. Sci. Res., 16, 113–117, 2019

  27 Jun 2019

27 Jun 2019

Foot and Mouth Disease atmospheric dispersion system

Keith Lambkin et al.

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Cited articles

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Short summary
An atmospheric dispersion modelling system has been built to help protect Ireland during a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak. Foot and Mouth Disease is a highly contagious virus of cloven‐hoofed animals (such as cows and pigs), and can be spread by the wind. An outbreak has the potential to inflict enormous economic losses. Knowing where the virus has come from and where it is likely to go to, it can aid emergency preparedness and eradication strategies.