Descriptive spatial analysis of BSE in western France.

  title={Descriptive spatial analysis of BSE in western France.},
  author={D. Abrial and Didier Calavas and Nathalie Lauvergne and Eric Morignat and Christian Ducrot},
  journal={Veterinary research},
  volume={34 6},
The spatial heterogeneity of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) was analysed on the 84 cases confirmed in western France (WF) between August and December 2000, when both the Mandatory Reporting System and an active surveillance on cattle at risk were running. Ninety-four percent of these cases were born between June 1993 and June 1996, and we analysed the location at birth. One disease mapping and two clustering methods (Scan of Kulldorff and the method of Besag and Newell) were used. In… CONTINUE READING