Managing the risk of a rabies incursion in Papua New Guinea and northern Australia: Phase 2 report

Michael P. Ward, Victoria Brookes

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Abstract

Phase 2 of the project, ’Managing the risk of a rabies incursion in Papua New Guinea and northern Australia,’ comprised three sections:

1. Development of a rabies-spread simulation model (Part I).
(a) Assessment of impacts for selected northern Australian regions.
(b) Assessment of resource requirements in an incursion in selected northern Australian regions.
(c) Development of a framework model for PNG.

2. Risk assessment of the incursion of rabies in to selected regions in northern Australia (Part II).
(a) Risk assessment of the introduction of a rabies-infected dog into the Torres Strait and the Northern Peninsula Area, Queensland, from South Fly, Papua New Guinea (hypothetically infected).
(b) Risk assessment of the introduction of a rabies-infected dog into the Northern Peninsula Area, Queensland, from Indonesia.

3. Development of communications material (Part III).
(a) Refinement of messages to enhance rabies surveillance and response in northern Australia and PNG.
(b) Design of draft audio-visual material to enhance rabies surveillance and response in northern Australia and PNG (work to be completed by sociologists and communications experts).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCamden, NSW
PublisherUniversity of Sydney
Commissioning bodyDepartment of Agriculture and Water Resources
Number of pages254
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

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