Matthew Stern

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Recent experience with foot and mouth disease (FMD) has shown that large and very costly epidemics can occur in countries considered extremely unlikely to experience the disease. The consequences of an introduction are much more severe than in the past and effective control is more difficult to achieve. Few countries have developed effective risk management(More)
This review summarizes the distribution of octopamine-like immunoreactive neurons in the brain of the locust and the functional significance of a subset of them in an arousal mechanism in the visual system. A small set of identifiable octopamine-immunoreactive neurons lies in the ventromedial brain. Their cell bodies are large and readily accessible, which(More)
A programme to eradicate bovine viral diarrhoea was launched in Switzerland in 2008 with the aim of eradicating the causal virus. During the first year of the programme, the entire population of 1.6 million cattle were tested for the presence of the virus; in the following three years an additional 1.8 million calves were tested. The complexity of(More)
The Thematic Study is being undertaken with the support of the Secretariat for the Evaluation of the Paris Declaration and OECD DCD. The views expressed are solely those of the study team and do not reflect the views of the sponsoring organisations. ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This report was commissioned and funded by the Secretariat for the Evaluation of the(More)
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