Estimating incidence of the French BSE infection using a joint analysis of both asymptomatic and clinical BSE surveillance data.

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) clinical surveillance data were the main source of information to perform back-calculation of BSE infection incidence. Since 2001, systematic BSE screening tests enhanced the clinical surveillance and allowed to detect some preclinical, i.e. asymptomatic, cases of BSE. We propose a method to incorporate additional… (More)