Rate of inter-herd transmission of classical swine fever virus by different types of contact during the 1997-8 epidemic in The Netherlands.

@article{Stegeman2002RateOI,
  title={Rate of inter-herd transmission of classical swine fever virus by different types of contact during the 1997-8 epidemic in The Netherlands.},
  author={J Arjan Stegeman and Armin R. W. Elbers and A Boum and Mart C M de Jong},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2002},
  volume={128 2},
  pages={285-91}
}
In this study we quantified the rate at which classical swine fever had been transmitted by several different types of inter-herd contact during the 1997-8 epidemic in The Netherlands. During that epidemic 428 CSFV-infected pig herds were detected, 403 of which were include in this study. The estimated rates of transmission were 0.065 per shipment of live pigs, 0.011 per contact by a pig transportation lorry, 0.0068 per person contact, 0.0007 per dose of semen, 0.0065 per contact with a… CONTINUE READING