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Is endemic stability of tick-borne disease in cattle a useful concept?

Jonsson, N. N. and Bock, R. E. and Jorgensen, W. K. and Morton, J. M. and Stear, M. J. (2012) Is endemic stability of tick-borne disease in cattle a useful concept? Trends in Parasitology, 28 (3). pp. 85-89. ISSN 1471-4922

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2011.12.002

Abstract

Endemic stability is a widely used term in the epidemiology of ticks and tick-borne diseases. It is generally accepted to refer to a state of a host tick pathogen interaction in which there is a high level of challenge of calves by infected ticks, absence of clinical disease in calves despite infection, and a high level of immunity in adult cattle with consequent low incidence of clinical disease. Although endemic stability is a valid epidemiological concept, the modelling studies that underpinned subsequent studies on the epidemiology of tick-borne diseases were specific to a single host tick pathogen system, and values derived from these models should not be applied in other regions or host tick pathogen systems.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Animal Science
Additional Information:Jonsson, Nicholas N. Bock, Russell E. Jorgensen, Wayne K. Morton, John M. Stear, Michael J.
Subjects:Veterinary medicine > Veterinary parasitology
Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals > Cattle
Deposited On:09 Apr 2014 02:24
Last Modified:09 Apr 2014 02:24

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