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Epidemiology, public health and modelling

Section edited by Laura Rinaldi and Hans-Hermann Thulke

The epidemiology and modelling section publishes research which deals with the investigation of disease. A particular focus is on the management of disease which is of key importance to the government and the produce industry in addition to the general community. This includes papers dealing with spread and/or transmission dynamics of infectious diseases, mathematical modelling, developing or applying new epidemiological methods based on a biological application. It also deals with descriptive epidemiological studies, meta-analyses and studies providing information of geographically limited interest.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    In sub-Saharan Africa, livestock transhumance represents a key adaptation strategy to environmental variability. In this context, seasonal livestock transhumance also plays an important role in driving the dyn...

    Authors: Paolo Motta, Thibaud Porphyre, Saidou M. Hamman, Kenton L. Morgan, Victor Ngu Ngwa, Vincent N. Tanya, Eran Raizman, Ian G. Handel and Barend Mark Bronsvoort

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:214

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The cattle industry is one of the most important Brazilian agribusiness sectors and is a strong contributor to the national economy. Annually about 44.6 million calves are bred, which makes the optimal managem...

    Authors: Ingrid Bortolin Affonso Lux Hoppe, Andréa Souza Ramos de Medeiros, Clarice Weis Arns and Samir Issa Samara

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:208

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Although mustelids occur worldwide and include a wide range of species, little is known about the diseases affecting them. Mustelids have regularly been submitted for post mortem investigation in the framework...

    Authors: E. Akdesir, F. C. Origgi, J. Wimmershoff, J. Frey, C. F. Frey and M.-P. Ryser-Degiorgis

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:195

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Animal health data recorded in free text, such as in necropsy reports, can have valuable information for national surveillance systems. However, these data are rarely utilized because the text format requires ...

    Authors: Susanne Küker, Celine Faverjon, Lenz Furrer, John Berezowski, Horst Posthaus, Fabio Rinaldi and Flavie Vial

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:191

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The Avian Influenza A (H5N1) virus is endemic in poultry in Egypt. The winter of 2014/2015 was particularly worrying as new clusters of HPAI A (H5N1) virus emerged, leading to an important number of AI A (H5N1...

    Authors: Jean Artois, Carla Ippoliti, Annamaria Conte, Madhur S. Dhingra, Pastor Alfonso, Abdelgawad El Tahawy, Ahmed Elbestawy, Hany F. Ellakany and Marius Gilbert

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:187

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Bat rabies surveillance data and risk factors for rabies spillover without human cases have been evaluated in Curitiba, the ninth biggest city in Brazil, during a 6-year period (2010–2015). A retrospective ana...

    Authors: Juliano Ribeiro, Claudia Staudacher, Camila Marinelli Martins, Leila Sabrina Ullmann, Fernando Ferreira, João Pessoa Araujo Jr and Alexander Welker Biondo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:173

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) is an emerging disease in pigs that causes massive economic losses in the swine industry, with high mortality in suckling piglets. Early identification of PED virus (PEDV)-infe...

    Authors: Thi Ngan Mai, Van Diep Nguyen, Wataru Yamazaki, Tamaki Okabayashi, Shuya Mitoma, Kosuke Notsu, Yuta Sakai, Ryoji Yamaguchi, Junzo Norimine and Satoshi Sekiguchi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:172

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Avian-origin H3N2 canine influenza virus (CIV) has been the most common subtype in Korea and China since 2007. Here, we compared the pathogenicity and transmissibility of three H3N2 CIV strains [Chinese CIV (J...

    Authors: Xing Xie, Woonsung Na, Aram Kang, Minjoo Yeom, Heejun Yuk, Hyoungjoon Moon, Sung-jae Kim, Hyun-Woo Kim, Jeong-Ki Kim, Maoda Pang, Yongshan Wang, Yongjie Liu and Daesub Song

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:149

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Fasciola hepatica and Ostertagia ostertagi infections are widespread in cattle population of Europe, however data on their prevalence in Poland are only fragmentary. Therefore, the cross-sectional study was carri...

    Authors: Sławomir J. Kowalczyk, Michał Czopowicz, Corinna N. Weber, Elisabeth Müller, Tomasz Nalbert, Andrzej Bereznowski and Jarosław Kaba

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:131

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Sarcoptic mange has recently emerged in wild boar in Switzerland, raising the question of the origin of the infection. The main aim of this study was to assess the extent of exposure of the wild boar populatio...

    Authors: Chloé Haas, Francesco C. Origgi, Sophie Rossi, Jorge R. López-Olvera, Luca Rossi, Raquel Castillo-Contreras, Anna Malmsten, Anne-Marie Dalin, Riccardo Orusa, Serena Robetto, Luciano Pignata, Santiago Lavín and Marie-Pierre Ryser-Degiorgis

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:117

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) and Bovine Herpesvirus type 1 (BoHV-1) cause reproductive problems in cattle and restrictions on international trade in animals worldwide. Both infections were detected in ca...

    Authors: Leíse Gomes Fernandes, Edviges Maristela Pituco, Adriana Hellmeister de Campos Nogueira Romaldini, Eliana De Stefano, Inácio José Clementino, Amanda Rafaela Alves Maia, Carolina de Sousa Américo Batista Santos, Clebert José Alves and Sérgio Santos de Azevedo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:102

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Caprine herpesvirus 1 (CpHV-1) causes neonatal mortality and reproductive failure in goats. Despite its impact on herd reproductive performance, few studies have investigated the risk factors associated with C...

    Authors: S. Bertolini, A. Rosamilia, C. Caruso, C. Maurella, F. Ingravalle, A. Quasso, P. L. Acutis, M. Pitti, L. Masoero and G. Ru

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:94

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Livestock herds are interconnected with each other via an intricate network of transports of animals which represents a potential substrate for the spread of epidemic diseases. We analysed four years (2012–201...

    Authors: Beatriz Vidondo and Bernhard Voelkl

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:88

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the current study was to assess the prevalence of bovine tuberculosis (BTB) in cattle, goats, and camels, and its zoonotic potential within the traditional livestock raising communities in four regi...

    Authors: Michael K. Ghebremariam, A. L. Michel, J. C. M. Vernooij, M. Nielen and V. P. M. G. Rutten

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:73

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) remains among the leading causes of death of cattle internationally. The objective of this study was to identify risk factors associated with exposure to BRD pathogens during t...

    Authors: Gerard M. Murray, Simon J. More, Tracy A. Clegg, Bernadette Earley, Rónan G. O’Neill, Dayle Johnston, John Gilmore, Mikhail Nosov, Máire C. McElroy, Thomas J. Inzana and Joseph P. Cassidy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:53

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Contagious mastitis is an important disease in dairy cattle, and the causative agent S. aureus can also impair raw milk cheese quality. In a confined region in eastern Switzerland attitude, knowledge and behaviou...

    Authors: Marie-Eve Cousin, Maria Christina Härdi-Landerer, Verena Völk and Michèle Bodmer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:46

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Newcastle disease (ND) is a highly infectious disease causing considerable economic losses to poultry farmers worldwide. Conventional vaccine delivery methods are not suitable for smallholder and rural poultry...

    Authors: Kibrom Mebrahtu, S. Teshale, Wendimeneh Esatu, Tadios Habte and Esayas Gelaye

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:48

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial resistance limits traditional treatment options and increases costs. It is therefore important to estimate the magnitude of the problem so as to provide empirical data to guide control efforts. T...

    Authors: Ronita Adams, Jackie Smith, Stephen Locke, Erica Phillips, Erdal Erol, Craig Carter and Agricola Odoi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:42

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Dairy production in Bosnia and Herzegovina exhibits limited productivity, which may partly, be explained by extensive reproductive problems of non-infectious and infectious origin. Brucella spp., Chlamydia abortu...

    Authors: Adis Softic, Kassahun Asmare, Erik Georg Granquist, Jacques Godfroid, Nihad Fejzic and Eystein Skjerve

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:40

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  20. Content type: Methodology article

    Infectious diseases in farmed animals have economic, social, and health consequences. Foreign animal diseases (FAD) of swine are of significant concern. Mathematical and simulation models are often used to sim...

    Authors: Salah Uddin Khan, Terri L. O’Sullivan, Zvonimir Poljak, Janet Alsop and Amy L. Greer

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:31

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