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Table 2 Definitions of disease control strategies found in three textbooks on veterinary epidemiology.

From: Epidemiological Concepts Regarding Disease Monitoring and Surveillance

Textbooks Prevention Eradication
[1] (page 250) Those measures designed to exclude disease from an unaffected population. The efforts to eliminate selected organisms from a defined area.
[4] (page 337)   Commonly in veterinary medicine, eradication refers to the regional extinction of an infectious agent.
[2] (page 295) Eradication and prevention applies to the highly infectious, monocausal epidemic diseases threatening large areas of the EU, or causing problems for human beings, the zoonoses or foodborne infections.