National Veterinary Stockpile - FMD Modeling
|The purpose of the National Veterinary Stockpile (NVS) program is to provide control and response measures to protect the United States against the intentional or unintentional introduction of disease, or a natural disaster affecting animal agriculture, public health, and the food system. The NVS was established by the Secretary of Agriculture to plan, program, and manage the responsibilities cited in Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-9. HSPD-9 specifically requires Federal and State agencies to create an adequate veterinary stockpile of animal vaccines, antivirals, and other therapeutic products. The Directive further demands that response countermeasures be available within 24 hours of an outbreak.|
The main objectives of this agreement are to extend Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccination logistical planning and implications through modeling.
- Evaluate CEAH North American Animal Disease Spread Model (NAADSM) through collaboration with CEAH staff
- Review two existing FMD herd-level models using the most recent version of NAADSM (Version 3.2 with herd-level outcomes) to assess the time to deliver vaccine to the field, the time to vaccinate animals, and the time to develop immunity within vaccinated animals
- Develop the framework for a new FMD animal-level model using the to-be-made available version of NAADSM (Version 5 with animal-level outcomes) to assess the time to deliver vaccine to the field, the time to vaccinate animals, and the time to develop immunity within vaccinated animals
- Recommendations will be made to the NVS with regard to implications for procurement of product and/or strategies related to positioning or prepositioning product. Information generated will also provide realistic estimation of resource needs available in selected outbreak situations.
- Provide recommendations to NVS on strategies for implications for FMD vaccination campaigns
- Provide NVS Director with prepublication copy of paper for comment.
- Provide NVS Director with a summary of important implications of the study for the NVS.