management,” which means that the State Emergency Service (similar to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the United States) intervenes and assists with veterinary and other services. Australia also has produced a detailed manual on disease management, called the AUSVET Plan, which provides guidance on the epidemiology of various diseases, diagnostic and control procedures, training resources, and the like for various sectors. Australia is also an active participant in multilateral organizations such as the Office of International Epizootics and the World Trade Organization. identification of a foreign disease in Australia would be treated like a flood disaster, a drought disaster, a natural disaster in terms of mitigation and



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