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Contingency Planning
Dealing with a simulated rabies outbreak: a test of teamwork
  1. Nick Blayney

    Nick Blayney qualified from Liverpool in 1980 and has been in full-time general practice ever since. He is honorary secretary of the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons and is a member of the In Practice management editorial advisory group.


RECENT epizootiological events have reinforced the need for contingency planning in anticipation of outbreaks of notifiable disease. In this article, Nick Blayney, who took part as a veterinary surgeon in practice, gives an account of a one-day exercise staged by Warwickshire County Council, prior to February 2001, to test the official response to a hypothetical incident of rabies.

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