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Epidemiology and Control of Notifiable Animal Diseases

Investigation published in Frontiers in veterinary science

February 26th, 2019

There are a number of criteria by which an animal disease is classified as notifiable; the most important are typically related with its potential to spread internationally, as well as its impact on the health of domestic livestock, wildlife and, not the least, on human health (1). Because of the above, surveillance, early detection, control, and eradication of these diseases is of critical importance for countries in order to maintain or improve their animal health status. This requires the collaboration of all stakeholders involved (e.g., animal health authorities, livestock industry, and veterinary research institutions). The ability to prevent or respond adequately to the novel introduction of a notifiable disease into a herd, region or country, to control its spread and eventually accomplish its eradication requires the availability of adequate diagnostic tests for a preferably early detection of infected animals, an adequate knowledge on its epidemiology including the potential routes of transmission within or between herds and, ideally, the existence of vaccines to avoid disease dissemination. Altogether this can help to ensure an optimal allocation of the existing resources to minimize the likelihood of a disease outbreak, as well as its potential spread and negative impact. This research topic includes a variety of articles focusing on different aspects of surveillance, control, and eradication of diseases of critical importance for livestock, including cattle, swine, and wildlife, in an attempt to provide an overview of the current situation in different countries of the world

Alvarez J., Bakker D. and Bezos J..

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University of MinnesotaDepartment of Veterinary Population Medicine. College of Veterinary Medicine. University of Minnesota (UMM).

Universidad ComplutenseCentro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Frontiers in veterinary science
2.245 2019

NLMID: 101666658

PMID: 30863752

ISSN: 2297-1769

TITLE: Epidemiology and Control of Notifiable Animal Diseases

JOURNAL: Front Vet Sci


AÑO: 2019

PUBLISHER: Lausanne : Frontiers Media S.A

AUTHORS: Alvarez J., Bakker D. and Bezos J..

Julio Álvarez Sánchez
Javier Bezos Garrido

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2019.00043


Alvarez J., Bakker D. and Bezos J. Epidemiology and Control of Notifiable Animal Diseases. Frontiers in veterinary science. 6:43. 2019. (E). ISSN: 2297-1769. DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2019.00043