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Understanding disease transmission through indirect contacts between livestock

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Title Understanding disease transmission through indirect contacts between livestock
Period 10 / 2007 - unknown
Status Current
Dissertation Yes
Research number OND1337635

Abstract

This research project studies the indirect transmission of infectious agents between spatially separated hosts, through a combination of experimental and mathematical modelling work. The ultimate objective is to obtain a better understanding of the phenomenon of neighbourhood transmission and the potential of different biosecurity measures in curbing this transmission. Neighbourhood transmission is responsible for the majority of between-farm transmission observed in recent major epidemics of FMD, CSF and AI, and is supposed to be mainly due to indirect transmission. A model system for indirect transmission over a distance is used that is accessible to experimental study.

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Supervisor Prof.dr.ir. M.C.M. de Jong
Co-supervisor Dr. T.J. Hagenaars
Co-supervisor Dr. H.A. Nodelijk
Project leader Drs. B.A.D. van Bunnik
Doctoral/PhD student Drs. B.A.D. van Bunnik

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Classification

A22000 Animal husbandry
D21700 Physiology
D22600 Zoology

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