Defining syndromes using cattle meat inspection data for syndromic surveillance purposes: a statistical approach with the 2005–2010 data from ten French slaughterhouses

@inproceedings{Dupuy2013DefiningSU,
  title={Defining syndromes using cattle meat inspection data for syndromic surveillance purposes: a statistical approach with the 2005–2010 data from ten French slaughterhouses},
  author={C{\'e}line Dupuy and Eric Morignat and Xavier Maugey and Jean-Luc Vinard and Pascal Hendrikx and Christian Ducrot and Didier Calavas and {\'E} Gay},
  booktitle={BMC veterinary research},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND The slaughterhouse is a central processing point for food animals and thus a source of both demographic data (age, breed, sex) and health-related data (reason for condemnation and condemned portions) that are not available through other sources. Using these data for syndromic surveillance is therefore tempting. However many possible reasons for condemnation and condemned portions exist, making the definition of relevant syndromes challenging.The objective of this study was to… CONTINUE READING
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