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International Disease Control
Progressive control of FMD on a global scale
  1. Keith Sumption1,
  2. Joseph Domenech2 and
  3. Giancarlo Ferrari3
  1. 1European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD), FAO, Rome, Italy
  2. 2Chargé de Mission, OIE,12 rue de Prony 75017 Paris, France
  3. 3EMPRES Animal Health, AGAH, FAO, Rome, Italy
  1. e-mail: Keith.Sumption{at}

This month, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are launching a new global strategy for the control of foot-and-mouth disease. Keith Sumption, Joseph Domenech and Giancarlo Ferrari describe how the strategy has been based on a progressive control pathway for FMD and what it is hoped will be achieved

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