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Title: Management of infectious animal diseases: the Korean experience

Authors: Kyoo-Man Ha

Addresses: Department of Emergency Management, Inje University, 197 Inje-ro, Gimhae City, Gyeongnam, 50834, South Korea

Abstract: Despite the efforts of stakeholders, infectious animal diseases, including foot and mouth disease and avian influenza, continue to afflict Korea during winter. The present research aims to examine how the nation can improve its management of infectious animal diseases toward the ultimate goal of emergency disease management. The main methodology applied is qualitative content analysis. The management of infectious animal diseases is compared between the normal and the emergency approach in terms of central government policy, local government strategy, farm efforts, scientific research, and visitor readiness. The key finding is that disease management in Korea has to shift from the current normal approach to an emergency approach. Neighbouring nations need to implement all four phases of the emergency management process toward achieving an emergency approach to management.

Keywords: foot and mouth disease; avian influenza; foreign animal diseases; public health; four phases of emergency management lifetime.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEM.2021.118768

International Journal of Emergency Management, 2021 Vol.17 No.1, pp.1 - 16

Accepted: 09 Jun 2020
Published online: 05 Nov 2021 *

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