Disease control by legislation and international cooperation: research and education

  • S. A. J. Tarr
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Abstract

Much can be done to minimize the dissemination by man of pathogens and pests, but it is often a compromise between what is desirable and what is possible. Every effort must be made to exclude pathogens — nevertheless, it is unrealistic to assume that none will slip through even the best of quarantine systems. Once introduced it may be possible to eliminate a pathogen by intensive — and expensive — eradication campaigns or, if this is not possible, to contain it within a restricted area, although this is not very satisfactory. Containment may, however, provide time in which a comprehensive eradication campaign can be planned and carried out. Effective and speedy legislation is necessary in such cases.

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© S. A. J. Tarr 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. J. Tarr
    • 1
  1. 1.The Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of ExeterUK

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