Back-calculation method shows that within-flock transmission of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H7N7) virus in the Netherlands is not influenced by housing risk factors.

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To optimize control of an avian influenza outbreak knowledge of within-flock transmission is needed. This study used field data to estimate the transmission rate parameter (beta) and the influence of risk factors on within-flock transmission of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H7N7 virus in the 2003 epidemic in The Netherlands. The estimation is… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2008.12.003

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@article{Bos2009BackcalculationMS, title={Back-calculation method shows that within-flock transmission of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H7N7) virus in the Netherlands is not influenced by housing risk factors.}, author={Marian E. H. Bos and Mirjam Nielen and G. G. Koch and Annemarie Bouma and Mart C M de Jong and Arjan J Stegeman}, journal={Preventive veterinary medicine}, year={2009}, volume={88 4}, pages={278-85} }