The time-course of a scrapie outbreak

K Marie McIntyre, Simon Gubbins, Wilfred Goldmann, Emily Stevenson, Matthew Baylis

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Abstract

Because the incubation period of scrapie has a strong host genetic component and a dose-response relationship, it is possible that changes will occur during an outbreak, especially in the genotypes of cases, age-at-onset of disease and, perhaps, the clinical signs displayed. We investigated these factors for a large outbreak of natural scrapie, which yielded sufficient data to detect temporal trends.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20
JournalBMC Veterinary Research
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Animals
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Great Britain
  • Scrapie
  • Sheep
  • Time Factors

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