Anisotropic spatial clustering of TB in cattle - the implications for control policy

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Title: Anisotropic spatial clustering of TB in cattle - the implications for control policy
Authors: Kelly, Gabrielle E.
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Date: 2011
Abstract: Bovine TB is a disease that affects cattle and the wildlife badger, species Meles meles, in Ireland and the UK, and badgers have been implicated in the spread of the disease in cattle. Efforts to eradicate the disease that have included localized badger culling, have not been successful. In a study to understand how the disease spreads, Kelly and More [1] determined that the disease spatially clusters in cattle herds and estimated the practical spatial ranges at which this occurs. We extend this work by examining possible anisotropy in clustering and the consequences for TB control policy.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal: Procedia Environmental Sciences
Volume: 3
Start page: 111
End page: 116
Copyright (published version): 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Keywords: Spatial clusteringAnisotropyBovine TBGeneralized linear geostatistical modelsControl policyBadger
DOI: 10.1016/j.proenv.2011.02.020
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: 1st Conference on Spatial Statistics 2011 – Mapping Global Change, Enschede, The Netherlands, March, 2011 2013-04-25T14:10:17Z
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