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COVID-19 Wake Up Call


Dear Editor,

The COVID-19 viral pandemic seems to have caught our population unprepared.

Global Free Trade leaves us susceptible to another viral pandemic--foot and mouth disease (FMD). Fresh and frozen meat from enzootic (infected) countries can contain the live virus. Therefore imported meat from an enzootic country falsely labeled 'product of the USA' can be infective. The virus is devastating, very contagious, and can cause lasting health issues in infected animals that survive. It spreads by air, ingestion, and contaminated objects (sound familiar?). Improper disposal of uncooked...

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