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Biological threats to New Zealand are significant. These include both economic, environmental and human health threats.

 Threat to from
 Human health Natural H5N1 Avian Influenza
  Natural Sudden acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and related airborne pathogens
 Human health and economic Biological weapon. This list is US focused. The Soviet Union had a major programme.
 Economic Foot and Mouth is a threat to dairy, beef, wool and sheep meat exports
 Economic and environmental see the Biosecurity Institute for a very complete list

Most biohazards are handled by the Ministry of Primary Industries. Defence can assist with transport, reconnaissance, policing and manpower.