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Age-dependent patterns of bovine tuberculosis in cattle

Overview of attention for article published in Veterinary Research, October 2013
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Title
Age-dependent patterns of bovine tuberculosis in cattle
Published in
Veterinary Research, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1297-9716-44-97
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Ellen Brooks-Pollock, Andrew JK Conlan, Andy P Mitchell, Ruth Blackwell, Trevelyan J McKinley, James LN Wood, Brooks-Pollock E, Conlan AJ, Mitchell AP, Blackwell R, McKinley TJ, Wood JL, Brooks-Pollock, Ellen, Conlan, Andrew JK, Mitchell, Andy P, Blackwell, Ruth, McKinley, Trevelyan J, Wood, James LN

Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is an important livestock disease, seriously impacting cattle industries in both industrialised and pre-industrialised countries. Like TB in other mammals, infection is life long and, if undiagnosed, may progress to disease years after exposure. The risk of disease in humans is highly age-dependent, however in cattle, age-dependent risks have yet to be quantified, largely due to insufficient data and limited diagnostics. Here, we estimate age-specific reactor rates in Great Britain by combining herd-level testing data with spatial movement data from the Cattle Tracing System (CTS). Using a catalytic model, we find strong age dependencies in infection risk and that the probability of detecting infection increases with age. Between 2004 and 2009, infection incidence in cattle fluctuated around 1%. Age-specific incidence increased monotonically until 24-36 months, with cattle aged between 12 and 36 months experiencing the highest rates of infection. Beef and dairy cattle under 24 months experienced similar infection risks, however major differences occurred in older ages. The average reproductive number in cattle was greater than 1 for the years 2004-2009. These methods reveal a consistent pattern of BTB rates with age, across different population structures and testing patterns. The results provide practical insights into BTB epidemiology and control, suggesting that targeting a mass control programme at cattle between 12 and 36 months could be beneficial.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 5 5%
United States 1 1%
Denmark 1 1%
Unknown 85 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 21 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 20%
Student > Postgraduate 7 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 5%
Student > Bachelor 5 5%
Other 23 25%
Unknown 13 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 30%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 21 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 10%
Mathematics 6 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 4%
Other 8 9%
Unknown 16 17%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 March 2015.
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