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The uncertainty in the NAADSM airborne spread model suggests the need to conduct sensitivity analyses to examine the effects of both model formulation and parameter values on FMDv spread and hence on the economic impact of FMDv release from the NBAF. A sensitivity analysis should have been included in the uSSRA, as it would also indicate the role of airborne spread relative to other modes of spread.


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