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A comprehensive analysis of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) epidemic in cattle in Great Britain assesses past, present and future patterns in the incidence of infection and disease, and allows a critical appraisal of different culling policies for eradication of the disease.

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/382779a0

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nature

Publication Date

08/1996

Volume

382

Pages

779 - 788

Addresses

Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK.

Keywords

Animals, Cattle, Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform, Incidence, Models, Statistical, Disease Outbreaks, Age Factors, Time Factors, Forecasting, Animal Husbandry, Animal Feed, Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical, Disease Transmission, Infectious, United Kingdom