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Epidemics and control strategies for diseases of farmed salmonids: A parameter study

By A.R.T. Jonkers, K.J. Sharkey, M.A. Thrush, J.F. Turnbull and K.L. Morgan


AbstractThe susceptibility of the English and Welsh fish farming and fisheries industry to emergent diseases is assessed using a stochastic simulation model. The model dynamics operate on a network comprising directed transport and river contacts, as well as undirected local and fomite transmissions. The directed connections cause outward transmission risk to be geographically more confined than inward risk. We consider reactive, proactive, and hybrid methods of control which correspond to a mixture of policy and the ease of disease detection. An explicit investigation of the impact of laboratory capacity is made. General quantified guidelines are derived to mitigate future epidemics

Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.epidem.2010.08.001
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