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Bangladesh Avian Influenza Compensation Strategy and Guidelines

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    Bangladesh Avian Influenza Compensation Strategy and Guidelines

    Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Government of the People?s Republic of Bangladesh
    June 2008

    Compensation Strategy

    1.0 Introduction:
    Compensation is fundamental to control strategies for highly infectious animal diseases including highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), as it encourages the producer to report suspected disease outbreaks and comply with culling actions.

    In addition, from a legal perspective, it is the right of the citizen to receive compensation should their private assets be officially destroyed or confiscated. Compensation is thus a payment for a private asset officially destroyed for the public good.

    Although other factors may influence, compensation is considered a supporting strategy to reduce thetime lag between an outbreak and containment actions (such as culling). If applied accurately and swiftly, it may help containing escalating disease control cost, as well as may help diminishing the risk of human to human transmission of the virus.

    Compensation schemes have been implemented for other diseases in livestock, including highly contagious animal diseases (trans-boundary animal diseases, TADs) and zoonotic diseases (disease transmissible from animal to humans)

    2.0 Objectives of compensation:
    The primary objective for establishing a compensation scheme is to promote rapid and effective disease control.

    To achieve these objectives, a scheme must operate efficiently and quickly and be well understood by those on whom its successful operation depends. It must fit into the context of the whole disease control/contingency plan.

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