Modelling the spread of scrapie in a sheep flock: evidence for increased transmission during lambing seasons

@article{Touzeau2005ModellingTS,
  title={Modelling the spread of scrapie in a sheep flock: evidence for increased transmission during lambing seasons},
  author={Suzanne Touzeau and Margo E. Chase-Topping and Louise Matthews and Daniel Lajous and Francis Eychenne and Nora Hunter and James D. Foster and G E P M Simm and J. Elsen and Mark E. J. Woolhouse},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
  year={2005},
  volume={151},
  pages={735-751}
}
Presence of scrapie infectivity in the placenta suggests the possibility of increased transmission of scrapie during the lambing season. This hypothesis was explored here using a mathematical model of scrapie transmission dynamics which has previously been successfully used to study several scrapie outbreaks in Scottish sheep flocks. It was applied here to… CONTINUE READING