The Foot-and-Mouth Epidemic in Great Britain: Pattern of Spread and Impact of Interventions

@article{Ferguson2001TheFE,
  title={The Foot-and-Mouth Epidemic in Great Britain: Pattern of Spread and Impact of Interventions},
  author={Neil M. Ferguson and Christl Ann Donnelly and Roy M. Anderson},
  journal={Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={292},
  pages={1155 - 1160}
}
We present an analysis of the current foot-and-mouth disease epidemic in Great Britain over the first 2 months of the spread of the virus. The net transmission potential of the pathogen and the increasing impact of control measures are estimated over the course of the epidemic to date. These results are used to parameterize a mathematical model of disease transmission that captures the differing spatial contact patterns between farms before and after the imposition of movement restrictions. The… Expand
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