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In most social animals, the prevalence of directly transmitted pathogens increases in larger groups and at higher population densities. Such patterns are predicted by models of Mycobacterium bovis infection in European badgers (Meles meles). We investigated the relationship between badger abundance ...

Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.; Donnelly, C. A.; Wei Gao; Cox, D. R.; Bourne, F. J.; Burke, T.; Butlin, R. K.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Gettinby, G.; Gilks, P.; Hedges, S.; Jenkins, H. E.; Johnston, W. T.; McInerney, J. P.; Morrison, W. I.; Pope, L. C.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2009, 78, 4, pp 818-827
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is a zoonotic disease that can have serious consequences for cattle farming and, potentially, for public health. In Britain, failure to control bovine TB has been linked to persistent infection of European badger (Meles meles) populations. However, culling of badgers in the ...

Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.; Donnelly, C. A.; Cox, D. R.; Gilks, P.; Jenkins, H. E.; Johnston, W. T.; Fevre, A. M. le; Bourne, F. J.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Clifton-Hadley, R. S.; Gettinby, G.; Hewinson, R. G.; McInerney, J. P.; Mitchell, A. P.; Morrison, W. I.; Watkins, G. H.
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2009, 45, 1, pp 128-143
Abstract

Because biological systems are complex, management interventions occasionally have unintended adverse consequences. For example, attempts to control bovine tuberculosis (TB) by culling badgers Meles meles have, under some circumstances, inadvertently increased cattle TB risks. Such harmful effects...

Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.; Donnelly, C. A.; Ham, C.; Jackson, S. Y. B.; Moyes, K.; Chapman, K.; Stratton, N. G.; Cartwright, S. J.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Applied Ecology, 2017, 54, 3, pp 718-725
Abstract

Control of zoonotic disease is difficult to achieve when populations of multiple hosts, particularly wildlife, become persistently infected. Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is one such disease: its causative agent, Mycobacterium bovis, infects cattle, humans and multiple wildlife species including...

Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.; Donnelly, C. A.; Johnston, W. T.; Bourne, F. J.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Clifton-Hadley, R. S.; Cox, D. R.; Gettinby, G.; Hewinson, R. G.; Fevre, A. M. le; McInerney, J. P.; Morrison, W. I.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Applied Ecology, 2005, 42, 5, pp 852-862
Abstract

Diseases transmitted from wildlife to livestock or people may be managed more effectively if it is known where transmission occurs. In Britain, farm buildings have been proposed as important sites of Mycobacterium bovis transmission between wild badgers (Meles meles) and cattle, contributing to the ...

Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.; Donnelly, C. A.; Ham, C.; Jackson, S. Y. B.; Moyes, K.; Chapman, K.; Stratton, N. G.; Cartwright, S. J.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Wildlife Research, 2017, 63, 1, pp 6
Abstract

Effective management of infectious disease relies upon understanding mechanisms of pathogen transmission. In particular, while models of disease dynamics usually assume transmission through direct contact, transmission through environmental contamination can cause different dynamics. We used Global ...

Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.; Donnelly, C. A.; Ham, C.; Jackson, S. Y. B.; Moyes, K.; Chapman, K.; Stratton, N. G.; Cartwright, S. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Ecology Letters, 2016, 19, 10, pp 1201-1208
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Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.
Publisher
British Veterinary Zoological Society, London, UK
Citation
British Veterinary Zoological Society: Proceedings of the BVZS Conference 2017, 13-15 October, 2017, Zoological Society of London, London Zoo, Regent's Park, London, UK, 2017, pp 31
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis is an important disease affecting the UK livestock industry. Controlling bovine tuberculosis (TB) is made more complex by the presence of a wildlife host, the Eurasian badger, Meles meles. Repeated large-scale badger culls implemented in the Randomised Badger Culling Trial...

Author(s)
Bielby, J.; Vial, F.; Woodroffe, R.; Donnelly, C. A.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2016, 11, 10, pp e0164618
Abstract

Where wildlife disease requires management, culling is frequently considered but not always effective. In the British Isles, control of cattle tuberculosis (TB) is hindered by infection in wild badger (Meles meles) populations. Large-scale badger culling can reduce the incidence of confirmed cattle ...

Author(s)
Bielby, J.; Donnelly, C. A.; Pope, L. C.; Burke, T.; Woodroffe, R.
Publisher
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, USA
Citation
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2014, 111, 25, pp 9193-9198
Abstract

Culling is often considered as a tool for controlling wildlife diseases that can also infect people or livestock. Culling European badgers Meles meles can cause both positive and negative effects on the incidence of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle. One factor likely to influence the outcome of...

Author(s)
Woodroffe, R.; Gilks, P.; Johnston, W. T.; Fevre, A. M. le; Cox, D. R.; Donnelly, C. A.; Bourne, F. J.; Cheeseman, C. L.; Gettinby, G.; McInerney, J. P.; Morrison, W. I.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Zoology, 2008, 274, 1, pp 28-37

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