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BMC Veterinary Research

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

    Since its first report in 2007, avian influenza (AI) has been endemic in Bangladesh. While live poultry marketing is widespread throughout the country and known to influence AI dissemination and persistence, t...

    Authors: N. Moyen, G. Ahmed, S. Gupta, T. Tenzin, R. Khan, T. Khan, N. Debnath, M. Yamage, D.U. Pfeiffer and G. Fournie

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:12

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Direct and indirect contact among animals and holdings are important in the spread of Brachyspira hyodysenteriae. The objective of this study was to investigate the role of slaughterhouse vehicles in spreading B....

    Authors: Enrico Giacomini, Sara Gasparrini, Massimiliano Lazzaro, Federico Scali, Maria Beatrice Boniotti, Attilio Corradi, Paolo Pasquali and Giovanni Loris Alborali

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:10

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  3. Content type: Research

    There are limited data available, in Ireland or elsewhere, to determine the extent of exposure to various endemic diseases among beef cows and factors associated with exposure to causative pathogens. The objec...

    Authors: Damien Barrett, Mervyn Parr, John Fagan, Alan Johnson, Jamie Tratalos, Francis Lively, Michael Diskin and David Kenny

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:8

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  4. Content type: Methodology article

    There is a general consensus in recognizing that traditional meat inspection is no longer able to address the hazards related to meat consumption. Moreover, it has been shown that invasive procedures, such as ...

    Authors: Sergio Ghidini, Emanuela Zanardi, Pierluigi Aldo Di Ciccio, Silvio Borrello, Giancarlo Belluzi, Sarah Guizzardi and Adriana Ianieri

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:6

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Bovine tuberculosis (bTB), caused by Mycobacterium bovis, remains a significant problem for livestock industries in many countries worldwide including Northern Ireland, where a test and slaughter regime has utili...

    Authors: Andrew W. Byrne, Jordon Graham, Craig Brown, Aoibheann Donaghy, Maria Guelbenzu-Gonzalo, Jim McNair, Robin Skuce, Adrian Allen and Stanley McDowell

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:400

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  6. Content type: Debate

    Today’s globalised and interconnected world is characterized by intertwined and quickly evolving relationships between animals, humans and their environment and by an escalating number of accessible data for p...

    Authors: Laura Contalbrigo, Stefano Borgo, Giandomenico Pozza and Stefano Marangon

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:397

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Bovine anaplasmosis is an endemic disease in tropical and subtropical areas. It is caused by a bacterium named Anaplasma marginale, and represents an economic problem for cattle farmers due to the losses it gener...

    Authors: Leandro Tana-Hernández, Katherine Navarrete-Arroyo, Jorge Ron-Román, Armando Reyna-Bello and María Augusta Chávez-Larrea

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:392

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Sheep pox and goat pox are contagious viral diseases of sheep and goats, respectively. The diseases result in substantial economic losses due to decreased milk and meat production, damage to hides and wool, an...

    Authors: Tsegaw Fentie, Nigusie Fenta, Samson Leta, Wassie Molla, Birhanu Ayele, Yechale Teshome, Seleshe Nigatu and Ashenafi Assefa

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:385

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Many low-income countries have a human population with a high number of cattle owners depending on their livestock for food and income. Infectious diseases threaten the health and production of cattle, affecti...

    Authors: C. Wolff, S. Boqvist, K. Ståhl, C. Masembe and S. Sternberg-Lewerin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:382

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Chlamydia suis is an important, globally distributed, highly prevalent and diverse obligate intracellular pathogen infecting pigs. To investigate the prevalence and genetic diversity o...

    Authors: Min Li, Martina Jelocnik, Feng Yang, Jianseng Gong, Bernhard Kaltenboeck, Adam Polkinghorne, Zhixin Feng, Yvonne Pannekoek, Nicole Borel, Chunlian Song, Ping Jiang, Jing Li, Jilei Zhang, Yaoyao Wang, Jiawei Wang, Xin Zhou…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:370

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Wildlife rehabilitation centers routinely gather health-related data from diverse species. Their capability to signal the occurrence of emerging pathogens and improve traditional surveillance remains largely u...

    Authors: Alba Ana, M. Perez Andrés, Ponder Julia, Puig Pedro, Wünschmann Arno, Vander Waal Kimberly, Alvarez Julio and Willette Michelle

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:368

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) are among the leading global foodborne pathogens and a significant public health threat. Their occurrence in animal reservoirs and their susceptibilities to commonly used antimicrob...

    Authors: Terence Odoch, Yngvild Wasteson, Trine L’Abée-Lund, Adrian Muwonge, Clovice Kankya, Luke Nyakarahuka, Sarah Tegule and Eystein Skjerve

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:365

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) is a hydroxylated metabolite formed after aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is consumed by humans and animals; it can be detected in urine, milk and blood. It is well recognized that AFB1 is toxic to humans...

    Authors: Hu Suk Lee, Johanna Lindahl, Hung Nguyen-Viet, Nguyen Viet Khong, Vuong Bui Nghia, Huyen Nguyen Xuan and Delia Grace

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:363

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The present investigation was an endeavor into the elucidation of the disease-causing pathogen of streptococcosis in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Egypt affecting adult fish cultured and wild fish in th...

    Authors: Kamelia M. Osman, Khalid S. Al-Maary, Aymen S. Mubarak, Turki M. Dawoud, Ihab M. I. Moussa, Mai D. S. Ibrahim, Ashgan M. Hessain, Ahmed Orabi and Nehal M. Fawzy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:357

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  15. Content type: Review

    Paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease) is an economically significant condition caused by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis. However, difficulties in diagnosis and classification of individual animals with ...

    Authors: R. J. Whittington, D. J. Begg, K. de Silva, A. C. Purdie, N. K. Dhand and K. M. Plain

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:328

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The recent rise in mobile phone use and increased signal coverage has created opportunities for growth of the mobile Health sector in many low resource settings. This pilot study explores the use of a smartphone-...

    Authors: Tariku Jibat Beyene, Amanuel Eshetu, Amina Abdu, Etenesh Wondimu, Ashenafi Feyisa Beyi, Takele Beyene Tufa, Sami Ibrahim and Crawford W. Revie

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:323

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is an infectious viral disease of cattle caused by a virus of the genus Capripoxvirus. LSD was reported for the first time in Ethiopia in 1981 and subsequently became endemic. This time s...

    Authors: W. Molla, M. C. M. de Jong and K. Frankena

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:310

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopia has high prevalences of udder health problems including clinical and subclinical mastitis across production systems in different livestock species. Previous studies on udder health problems have large...

    Authors: Kebede Amenu, Barbara Szonyi, Delia Grace and Barbara Wieland

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:303

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial resistance is becoming increasingly important in both human and veterinary medicine. This study investigated the proportion of antimicrobial resistant samples and resistance patterns of Staphylococc...

    Authors: Daniel Nenene Qekwana, Dikeledi Sebola, James Wabwire Oguttu and Agricola Odoi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:286

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  20. Content type: Research article

    In Argentina, vaccination with Brucella abortus Strain 19 vaccine is mandatory. The objective of the study was to develop and test a method for evaluating, in an innovative way, some farmers’ and veterinarians’ m...

    Authors: M.N. Aznar, M. Arregui, M.F. Humblet, L.E. Samartino and C. Saegerman

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:281

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