Disease Risk


Contact tracing in the spotlight as experts warn of major animal disease risk

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By national rural reporter Kath SullivanPosted Sun 4 Jul 2021 at 7:43amSunday 4 Jul 2021 at 7:43am, updated Sun 4 Jul 2021 at 9:53amSunday 4 Jul 2021 at 9:53am

a close shot of one year old sheep showing them wearing small green ear tags.
A major animal disease outbreak would devastate Australia’s $17 billion livestock sector.(ABC Rural: Clint Jasper)
  • A major review of Australia’s meat industries has recommended all livestock be fitted with electronic ID tags
  • Australia’s chief vet says there’s a 42 per cent chance of a major animal disease in Australia in the next five years
  • Industry is divided over calls to reboot contact tracing for livestock

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