Simple model for tuberculosis in cattle and badgers

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Simple model for tuberculosis in cattle and badgers

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dc.contributor.author Cox en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-03T16:18:48Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-26T10:57:33Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-03T15:12:37Z
dc.date.issued 2005-12-06 en_GB
dc.description.abstract As an aid to the study of bovine tuberculosis (TB), a simple model has been developed of an epidemic involving two species, cattle and badgers. Each species may infect the other. The proportion of animals affected is assumed relatively small so that the usual nonlinear aspects of epidemic theory are avoided. The model is used to study the long-run and transient effect on cattle of culling badgers and the effect of a period without routine testing for TB, such as occurred during the 2001 epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease in Great Britain. Finally, by examining the changes in cattle TB over the last 15 years, and with some other working assumptions, it is estimated that the net reproduction number of the epidemic is 1.1. The implications for controlling the disease are discussed. en_GB
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dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2005, 102:49 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1073/pnas.0509003102 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/13466 en_GB
dc.language.iso n/a en_GB
dc.publisher PNAS en_GB
dc.subject mathematical model en_GB
dc.subject animal ecology en_GB
dc.subject epidemiology en_GB
dc.title Simple model for tuberculosis in cattle and badgers en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2007-09-03T16:18:48Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-26T10:57:33Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-04-03T15:12:37Z
dc.identifier.issn 00278424,10916490 en_GB
dc.date.submitted 2005-12-06 en_GB
dc.format.dig YES en_GB


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