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An understanding of livestock movement is critical to effective disease prevention, control and prediction. However, livestock movement in Ireland has not yet been quantified. This study has sought to define the survival and dispersal of a defined cohort of cattle born in Co. Kerry during 2000. The cohort was observed for a maximum of four years, from(More)
OBJECTS The objective of this study is to analyze some of the epidemiological aspects in patients with post-traumatic intracranial hematomas (post-traumatic ICH) in infancy. These patients were treated at the Hospital Infantil Municipal de Córdoba, Argentina, between April 1980 and April 1996. METHODS A retrospective descriptive analysis was conducted on(More)
The principal wildlife reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis in Ireland is the European badger. Studies in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) have shown that badgers culled in association with cattle herd tuberculosis breakdowns (focal culling) have a higher prevalence of infection than the badger population at large. This observation is one rationale for the medium(More)
The aim of this study was to estimate the power, using simulation techniques, of a group randomized vaccine field trial designed to assess the effect of vaccination on Mycobacterium bovis transmission in badgers. The effects of sample size (recapture percentage), initial prevalence, sensitivity and specificity of the diagnostic test, transmission rate(More)
A long-term research programme has been underway in Ireland to evaluate the usefulness of badger vaccination as part of the national bTB (bovine tuberculosis) control strategy. This culminated in a field trial which commenced in county Kilkenny in 2009 to determine the effects of badger vaccination on Mycobacterium bovis transmission in badgers under field(More)
Ireland is characterised by its diversity and large abundance of wetlands, making it attractive to a wide variety of waterbirds throughout the year. This paper presents an overview of Ireland's waterbirds, including ecological factors relevant to the potential introduction, maintenance, transmission and spread of infectious agents, including the H5N1 avian(More)
Objects: The objective of this study is to analyze some of the epidemiological aspects in patients with post-traumatic intracranial hematomas (post-traumatic ICH) in infancy. These patients were treated at the Hospital Infantil Municipal de Córdoba, Argentina, between April 1980 and April 1996. Methods: A retrospective descriptive analysis was conducted on(More)