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Canine Parvovirus outbreak simulator and guide

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Document Type: Tools/Forms
Topics: Shelter Population Management and Infectious Disease
Species: Canine

Learn how to use risk assessment as a tool in managing canine parvovirus by working with our Parvo Outbreak Simulator.

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at managing a canine parvovirus (CPV) outbreak, without all the mess and trauma of the real thing? Well, now you can! Not a horrible amusement park ride as you might surmise from the name, the PARVO OUTBREAK SIMULATOR allows you to work through a real life outbreak scenario as many times as you like until you are confident of your risk assessment skills. It also lets you get a sense for the fallibility of risk analysis – every once in a while, in the simulator as in life, you will do everything right and an infected animal will slip past your radar.

However, you can also clearly see how many more lives are saved through careful risk assessment than either depopulation or failure to respond at all. For a quick guide to risk analysis as a tool for outbreak management and some intriguing questions to help you get the most out of the CPV outbreak simulator experience, download the CPV outbreak simulator guide below.

For those of you who want to skip ahead to the answers or check your work, a sample set of answers to the CPV simulator guide is also available below.

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