Council Urges Centralized Animal Health Agency
July 22, 2005
July 22, 2005 -- The National Research Council, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences, has released a study that recommends the creation of a high-level centralized animal-health agency in the United States to confront a growing number of animal-borne illnesses, such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy and avian flu.
The agency would encourage communication and cooperation among the dozens of local, state and federal authorities and private companies that are now responsible for animal health. The study also recommended that the departments of Agriculture and Homeland Security support rapid development of new technology to detect, diagnose and prevent the spread of animal diseases.
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