Redefining the “carrier” state for foot-and-mouth disease from the dynamics of virus persistence in endemically affected cattle populations

@inproceedings{Bronsvoort2016RedefiningT,
  title={Redefining the “carrier” state for foot-and-mouth disease from the dynamics of virus persistence in endemically affected cattle populations},
  author={Barend M. deC. Bronsvoort and Ian G Handel and Charles Nfon and Karl-Johan S\orensen and Viviana Malirat and Ingrid Evelyn Bergmann and Vincent N. Tanya and Kenton Morgan},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2016}
}
The foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) "carrier" state was defined by van Bekkum in 1959. It was based on the recovery of infectious virus 28 days or more post infection and has been a useful construct for experimental studies. Using historic data from 1,107 cattle, collected as part of a population based study of endemic FMD in 2000, we developed a mixed… CONTINUE READING