Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 2nd, 2010
The researchers are finding that if a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak is not in the epidemic stage, preemptive vaccination is a minimally expensive way to halt the disease's spread across a network of animals. But if there's a high probability of infection, computer models show that culling strategies are better.
"We are trying to do predictive as well as preventative modeling using a network-based approach," said Sohini Roy Chowdhury, a...
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