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Record number 419296
Title Epidemiological models to assist the management of highly pathogenic avian influenza
Author(s) Stegeman, J.A.; Bouma, A.; Jong, M.C.M. de
Source Revue scientifique et technique / Office International des Epizooties 30 (2011)2. - ISSN 0253-1933 - p. 571 - 579.
Department(s) Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology
WIAS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) classical swine-fever - h7n7 virus - transmission dynamics - surveillance programs - pandemic influenza - commercial poultry - southeast-asia - h5n2 vaccine - netherlands - spread
Abstract In recent decades, epidemiological models have been used more and more frequently as a tool for the design of programmes for the management of infectious diseases such as highly pathogenic avian influenza. Predictive models are used to simulate the effects of various control measures on the spread of the infection; analytical models are used to analyse data from outbreaks and experiments. A key parameter in these models is the reproduction ratio, which indicates to what degree the virus can be transmitted in the population. Parameters obtained from real data using the analytical models can be used subsequently in predictive models to evaluate control strategies or surveillance programmes. Examples of the use of these models are described in the current paper.
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