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Abstract

A spatial data-driven stochastic model was developed to explore the spread of verotoxigenic Escherichia coli O157 (VTEC O157) by livestock movements and local transmission among neighbouring holdings in the complete Swedish cattle population. Livestock data were incorporated to model the...

Author(s)
Widgren, S.; Engblom, S.; Emanuelson, U.; Lindberg, A.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Research, 2018, 49, 78, pp (2 August 2018)
AbstractFull Text

Understanding the intensity and spatial patterns of animal transfers is of prime importance as geographical moves play an important part in the spread and potential control of contagious animal diseases of veterinary importance. For the purpose of visualizing all registered between-herd animal...

Author(s)
Widgren, S.; Frössling, J.
Publisher
Global Network of Geospatial Health, Naples, Italy
Citation
Geospatial Health, 2010, 5, 1, pp 119-130
Abstract

Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a zoonotic bacterial pathogen capable of causing severe disease in human beings. Cattle are considered to be the main reservoir of the bacterium. The objective of the current study was to compare environmental sampling (consisting of dust, overshoe, and...

Author(s)
Widgren, S.; Eriksson, E.; Aspan, A.; Emanuelson, U.; Alenius, S.; Lindberg, A.
Publisher
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Davis, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 2013, 25, 2, pp 189-198