New Zealand has never had an outbreak of Foot and Mouth, but if there is one disease we’re all afraid of, it’s this one. Biosecurity New Zealand has a comprehensive set of resources that outline what the disease is, how to recognise it, how New Zealand has prepared for an incursion, and who to call if you think you’ve seen it.
Find the full set of resources on the MPI website – protection and response.
The economic impact of an outbreak of Foot and Mouth to the New Zealand economy has also been estimated. You can download the pdf: Foot-and-Mouth Disease Economic Impact Assessment: What it means for New Zealand.