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The flock-to-flock force of infection for scrapie in Britain.

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A postal survey of British sheep farmers provided information on the proportion of farms that experienced their first case of scrapie in each year between 1962 and 1998. We found no evidence of a large increase in the proportion of scrapie-affected farms prior to, during or following the epidemic of BSE in British cattle. After correcting for between-farm heterogeneity in the probability of acquiring scrapie, we estimated the yearly between-flock force of infection since 1962. The current for...

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10.1098/rspb.2000.1462

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Author
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
268
Issue:
1467
Pages:
587-592
Publication date:
2001-03-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:f3f38c40-fd11-4c50-acd3-3600bffb4d15
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210018
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pubs:210018

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