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Contact networks are fundamental to the transmission of infection and host sex often affects the acquisition and progression of infection. However, the epidemiological impacts of sex-related variation in animal contact networks have rarely been investigated. We test the hypothesis that sex-biases...

Author(s)
Silk, M. J.; Weber, N. L.; Steward, L. C.; Hodgson, D. J.; Boots, M.; Croft, D. P.; Delahay, R. J.; McDonald, R. A.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Ecology Letters, 2018, 21, 2, pp 309-318
Abstract

The diagnosis and control of Mycobacterium bovis infection (bovine tuberculosis: TB) continues to present huge challenges to the British cattle industry. A clearer understanding of the magnitude and duration of immune response to M. bovis infection in the European badger (Meles meles) - a wildlife...

Author(s)
Buzdugan, S. N.; Chambers, M. A.; Delahay, R. J.; Drewe, J. A.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Epidemiology and Infection, 2017, 145, 15, pp 3204-3213
Abstract

Host social structure is fundamental to how infections spread and persist, and so the statistical modelling of static and dynamic social networks provides an invaluable tool to parameterise realistic epidemiological models. We present a practical guide to the application of network modelling...

Author(s)
Silk, M. J.; Croft, D. P.; Delahay, R. J.; Hodgson, D. J.; Weber, N.; Boots, M.; McDonald, R. A.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Methods in Ecology & Evolution, 2017, 8, 9, pp 1026-1041
Abstract

Demographic buffering allows populations to persist by compensating for fluctuations in vital rates, including disease-induced mortality. Using long-term data on a badger (Meles meles Linnaeus, 1758) population naturally infected with Mycobacterium bovis, we built an integrated population model to...

Author(s)
McDonald, J. L.; Bailey, T.; Delahay, R. J.; McDonald, R. A.; Smith, G. C.; Hodgson, D. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Ecology Letters, 2016, 19, 4, pp 443-449
Abstract

In many federal states tuberculosis has sporadically been detected over the years in livestock, companion animals, zoo animals and wildlife. The present report summarizes cases which have been processed in the national veterinary reference laboratory for tuberculosis between 2002 and 2014....

Author(s)
Moser, I.; Ternes, K.; Peters, M.; Büttner, M.; Spanò, M.
Publisher
Terra-Verlag GmbH, Konstanz, Germany
Citation
Tierärztliche Umschau, 2015, 70, 5, pp 167-176
Abstract

Landscape epidemiological studies often produce maps that visualise spatial variation in disease incidence or prevalence. Within England and Wales a component of the spatial variation in the incidence of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is endemic infection in the European badger (Meles meles) population. ...

Author(s)
Etherington, T. R.; Trewby, I. D.; Wilson, G. J.; McDonald, R. A.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Area, 2014, 46, 1, pp 50-58
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Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2014, 174, 10, pp 254-255
Abstract

Background: Infections with Mycobacterium bovis and closely related members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) are shared between livestock, wildlife and sporadically human beings. Wildlife reservoirs exist worldwide and can interfere with bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication efforts....

Author(s)
Muñoz-Mendoza, M.; Marreros, N.; Boadella, M.; Gortázar, C.; Menéndez, S.; Juan, L. de; Bezos, J.; Romero, B.; Copano, M. F.; Amado, J.; Sáez, J. L.; Mourelo, J.; Balseiro, A.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2013, 9, 176, pp (8 September 2013)
Abstract

This article discusses the resurgence of bovine tuberculosis in Europe, particularly in France. The factors contributing to the resurgence of this disease are presented as well as the measures for its control and prevention. The bovine tuberculosis resurgence in the UK and other EU countries is...

Publisher
NÉVA Europarc, Créteil, France
Citation
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire Élevages et Santé, 2013, No.25, pp 6-7
Abstract

This article outlines the different monitoring methods used to detect Mycobacterium bovis infection in wild populations as well as examples of developed countries where wildlife reservoirs have been identified (Spain, UK, France, New Zealand, Australia and USA). The control measures in effect and...

Author(s)
Rivière, J.; Payne, A.; Hars, J.; Dufour, B.
Publisher
NÉVA Europarc, Créteil, France
Citation
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire Élevages et Santé, 2013, No.25, pp 25-32

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