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1 March 2010 Stochastic Model of the Potential Spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza from an Infected Commercial Broiler Operation in Georgia
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The potential spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza among commercial broiler farms in Georgia, U. S. A., was mathematically modeled. The dynamics of the spread within the first infected flock were estimated using an SEIR (susceptible-exposed-infectious-recovered) deterministic model, and predicted that grower detection of flock infection is most likely 5 days after virus introduction. Off-farm spread of virus was estimated stochastically for this period, predicting a mean range of exposed farms from 0–5, depending on the density of farms in the area. Modeled off-farm spread was most frequently associated with feed trucks (highest daily probability and number of farm visits) and with company personnel or hired help (highest level of bird contact).

F. C. Dorea, A. R. Vieira, C. Hofacre, D. Waldrip, and D. J. Cole "Stochastic Model of the Potential Spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza from an Infected Commercial Broiler Operation in Georgia," Avian Diseases 54(s1), 713-719, (1 March 2010). https://doi.org/10.1637/8706-031609-ResNote.1
Received: 23 March 2009; Accepted: 1 July 2009; Published: 1 March 2010
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