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BMENA Case Study - Emergency of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus SAT 2 in Egypt During 2012
This case study is based on an article that analyzes a foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Egypt. This case study has been designed to train participants in doing research risk analysis promote dialogue that considers the importance of global monitoring systems in preventing and controlling zoonotic disease outbreaks, biosafety and biosecurity when dealing with highly pathogenic zoonotic diseases, dual use or misuse potential of FMD, and animal subject safety.
The primary risk areas that this case study addresses are:
- Environmental protection with highly contagious diseases
- Biosecurity when working with pathogens that have been previously weaponized
- Economic risks for misuse or accidental release
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