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Descriptive spatial analysis of the epidemic of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Great Britain to June 1997.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11072999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This was a spatial analysis of the epidemic of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Great Britain, based on agricultural census data collected between 1986 and 1996 and BSE case data collected up to June 1997. Kernel smoothing techniques were used to plot the distribution of BSE-positive cattle holdings per 100 holdings per square kilometre and the distribution of confirmed BSE cases per 100 head of cattle per square kilometre. In the early stages of the epidemic reported BSE cases were scattered widely throughout Great Britain, with no clearly identifiable focus. By June 1997, a statistically significant cluster of BSE-positive holdings was identifiable in the eastern part of the South west region of England. During the epidemic the highest densities of confirmed BSE cases per 100 cattle per square kilometre occurred in the greater part of the South west region of England and within Dyfed in the south west of Wales. In Wales, a small number of holdings experienced large numbers of confirmed BSE cases. In the South west region of England a large number of holdings experienced small numbers of confirmed cases. By June 1997, the distribution of BSE-positive holdings across Great Britain was largely determined by factors that influenced the amount of recycled infectious material they were exposed to.
M A Stevenson; J W Wilesmith; J B Ryan; R S Morris; A B Lawson; D U Pfeiffer; D Lin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary record     Volume:  147     ISSN:  0042-4900     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Rec.     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-23     Completed Date:  2001-03-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0031164     Medline TA:  Vet Rec     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform / epidemiology*
Epidemiologic Methods
Great Britain

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