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Population dynamics of scrapie in a sheep flock.

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A detailed analysis of an outbreak of natural scrapie in a flock of Cheviot sheep is described. A total of 137 cases was reported over 13 years among 1307 sheep born into the flock. The epidemiology of scrapie can only be understood with reference to sheep demography, the population genetics of susceptibility to scrapie, pathogenesis during a long incubation period, and the rate of transmission (by both vertical and horizontal routes), all of which interact in complex ways. A mathematical mod...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rstb.1999.0427

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Woolhouse, ME More by this author
Matthews, L More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Foster, JD More by this author
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Journal:
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Volume:
354
Issue:
1384
Pages:
751-756
Publication date:
1999-04-05
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
URN:
uuid:fc531612-31b4-4914-a061-19d96eab09d0
Source identifiers:
4067
Local pid:
pubs:4067

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