379. Control of zoonoses.

With a view to reducing the risk to human health from any disease1 of, or organism carried in, animals2 the appropriate authority3 may by order designate any such disease or organism which in its opinion constitutes such a risk4, may modify in relation to a designated disease the effect of any provision of the Animal Health Act 1981 which has effect in relation to the disease5, and may, subject to any such modification, apply any provision of that Act in relation to the presence of a designated organism in an animal as if the presence of the organism were