Lost in translation : assessing knowledge sources, exchange and effectiveness in animal disease control
Animal and zoonotic diseases cause major environmental,
social, health and economic problems globally. If uncontained
they have potentially devastating consequences for communities.
Containment strategies vary in scale and scope, from planning
and prevention policies through to critical outbreak responses.
Quick and timely decisions are often required as new information
becomes available, at every stage of disease containment, but
such information is often compromised by uncertainty. An open,
holistic, and interdisciplinary approach to relevant knowledge
sources is called for.