Document details for 'Assessment of transmission rates and routes, and the implications for management'

Authors Caley, P., Marion, G. and Hutchings, M.R.
Publication details In "Management of Disease in Wild Mammals", 31-52. Eds. RJ Delahay, GC Smith & MR Hutchings. Springer Verlag.
Publisher details Springer Verlag
Keywords estimation of transmission rates
Abstract Being able to quantify disease transmission both with and between species is necessary for both the design and evaluation of any disease management program, and/or for providing understanding of how disease may structure wildlife assemblages. Estimating disease transmission rates presents a major challenge as actual transmission events are rarely observable. Despite this, there are many methods of estimating transmission rates based on measurable data, the complexity of which is largely determined by the aims of the scientific investigation.
ISBN 978-4-431-77133-3
Last updated 2009-01-29

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