Epidemiological Characteristics of Classical Scrapie Outbreaks in 30 Sheep Flocks in the United Kingdom

@article{McIntyre2008EpidemiologicalCO,
  title={Epidemiological Characteristics of Classical Scrapie Outbreaks in 30 Sheep Flocks in the United Kingdom},
  author={K Marie McIntyre and Simon Gubbins and Wilfred Goldmann and Nora Hunter and Matthew Baylis},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={67 - 70}
}
BACKGROUND Most previous analyses of scrapie outbreaks have focused on flocks run by research institutes, which may not reflect the field situation. Within this study, we attempt to rectify this deficit by describing the epidemiological characteristics of 30 sheep flocks naturally-infected with classical scrapie, and by exploring possible underlying causes of variation in the characteristics between flocks, including flock-level prion protein (PrP) genotype profile. In total, the study involved… CONTINUE READING
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