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Editorial: Foot and mouth disease a serious threat

Updated July 22 2022 - 7:22am, first published 7:14am

Foot and mouth disease is on our doorstep in Bali. If it hops across the Timor Sea to mainland Australia it could cost this nation up to $80 billion to eradicate, and in other economic impacts. To put that in perspective, it is estimated a relatively minor outbreak in the UK in 2001 cost that country almost $19 billion.

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