Estimating risk factors for farm-level transmission of disease: foot and mouth disease during the 2001 epidemic in Great Britain

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Controlling an epidemic would be aided by establishing whether particular individuals in infected populations are more likely to transmit infection. However, few analyses have characterised such individuals. Such analyses require both data on who infected whom and on the likely determinants of transmission; data that are available at the farm level for the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic in Great Britain. Using these data a putative number of daughter infected premises (IPs) resulting from each IP was calculated where these daughters were within 3km of the IP. A set of possible epidemiological, demographic, spatial and temporal risk factors were analysed, with the final multivariate generalised linear model (Poisson error term) having 6 statistically significant (p
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Pages (from-to)109-115
Number of pages7
JournalEpidemics
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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