Use of a Montecarlo simulation model for the re-planning of bluetongue surveillance in Italy.

Abstract

Since August 2000, Italy has lost almost 500,000 sheep to the largest incursion of bluetongue (BT) yet to affect Europe. The national BT surveillance system includes serological and entomological programmes. The main objective of the serological programme is the early detection of BT virus (BTV) circulation by periodical testing of more than 30,000 sentinel… (More)

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