Spread of infections in cultivated creatures indicated utilizing interpersonal organization examination Vet Practice magazine

“Research has shown that analysing movements of operators and vehicles between farms in the same way we do contacts in social networks can help explain the spread of dangerous infectious diseases of livestock, such as foot-and-mouth disease and avian influenza.
In findings published in last monthu2019s issue of PLOS Computational Biology, Dr Gianluigi Rossi from the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dellu2019Emilia Romagna, and colleagues, found that visits by veterinarians to dairy farms located in Northern Italy led to an unexpectedly large number of potentially infectious contacts between farms capable of quickly spreading dangerous livestock diseases.
The research, made possible by the availability of high-resolution data in space and time on veterinarian movements in the study area, shed light on the actual significance of operator movements in disease spread, a still poorly understood topic due to the highly diverse and complex nature of such movements, and to privacy issues in data collection.”

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