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9. Early response

Early response can be defined as all actions that would be targeted at rapid and effective containment of, and then possibly elimination of, an emergency disease outbreak, with the objective of preventing it from spreading and becoming an uncontrollable epizootic. There are three broad control options for responding to emergency disease detection; the option chosen for any particular disease will depend on many different factors associated with the detection scenario. Some cases may require testing a combination of these options:

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