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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/292688
Title:
Modelling the impact of vaccination on tuberculosis in badgers.
Authors:
Hardstaff, Joanne L.; Bulling, Mark T.; Marion, Glenn; Hutchings, Michael R.; White, Piran C. L.
Abstract:
SUMMARY Tuberculosis (TB) in livestock, caused by Mycobacterium bovis, persists in many countries. In the UK and Ireland, efforts to control TB through culling of badgers (Meles meles), the principal wildlife host, have failed and there is significant interest in vaccination of badgers as an alternative or complementary strategy. Using a simulation model, we show that where TB is self-contained within the badger population and there are no external sources of infection, limited-duration vaccination at a high level of efficacy can reduce or even eradicate TB from the badger population. However, where sources of external infection persist, benefits in TB reduction in badgers can only be achieved by ongoing, annual vaccination. Vaccination is likely to be most effective as part of an integrated disease management strategy incorporating a number of different approaches across the entire host community.
Affiliation:
University of York, Environment Department
Citation:
Modelling the impact of vaccination on tuberculosis in badgers. 2013:1-11 Epidemiol. Infect.
Journal:
Epidemiology and infection
Issue Date:
10-Apr-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/292688
DOI:
10.1017/S0950268813000642
PubMed ID:
23570613
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1469-4409
Appears in Collections:
Biological Sciences Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorHardstaff, Joanne L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBulling, Mark T.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMarion, Glennen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHutchings, Michael R.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Piran C. L.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-24T08:51:37Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-24T08:51:37Z-
dc.date.issued2013-04-10-
dc.identifier.citationModelling the impact of vaccination on tuberculosis in badgers. 2013:1-11 Epidemiol. Infect.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1469-4409-
dc.identifier.pmid23570613-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0950268813000642-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/292688-
dc.description.abstractSUMMARY Tuberculosis (TB) in livestock, caused by Mycobacterium bovis, persists in many countries. In the UK and Ireland, efforts to control TB through culling of badgers (Meles meles), the principal wildlife host, have failed and there is significant interest in vaccination of badgers as an alternative or complementary strategy. Using a simulation model, we show that where TB is self-contained within the badger population and there are no external sources of infection, limited-duration vaccination at a high level of efficacy can reduce or even eradicate TB from the badger population. However, where sources of external infection persist, benefits in TB reduction in badgers can only be achieved by ongoing, annual vaccination. Vaccination is likely to be most effective as part of an integrated disease management strategy incorporating a number of different approaches across the entire host community.en_GB
dc.languageENG-
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Epidemiology and infectionen_GB
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dc.titleModelling the impact of vaccination on tuberculosis in badgers.-
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of York, Environment Departmenten_GB
dc.identifier.journalEpidemiology and infectionen_GB
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