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

Citation
Jonkers ART, Sharkey KJ, Thrush MA, Turnbull J & Morgan KL (2010) Epidemics and control strategies for diseases of farmed salmonids: A parameter study, Epidemics, 2 (4), pp. 195-206.

Abstract
The 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.

Keywords
Epidemiology; Simulation; Contact networks; Control policies; Balanced ANOVA

StatusPublished
AuthorsJonkers Art R T, Sharkey Kieran J, Thrush Mark A, Turnbull James, Morgan Kenton L
Publication date12/2010
PublisherElsevier
ISSN 1755-4365
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Epidemics: Volume 2, Issue 4 (2010)

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