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Disease surveillance methodology

Developing disease surveillance methods has been a key area of our expertise over many years. In the 1980s we provided experts to many committees of international organisations, including FAO and OIE, which resulted in the accepted standards for epidemiological surveillance in countries seeking to establish freedom from disease. These standards have been applied to many diseases including rinderpest, contagious bovine pleuro-pneumonia and foot-and-mouth disease.

Rinderpest eradication, Africa and India Our involvement with the eradication of rinderpest covered the initial development of surveillance techniques to practical implementation of surveillance in numerous countries of Africa and Asia, to the declaration of freedom from the disease.

The role of Dr Andrew James in the development of the surveillance methodology was recognised at the meeting to declare freedom from the disease in 2011.

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