Journal article

Social network analysis of the movement of poultry to and from live bird markets in Bali and Lombok, Indonesia.

J Kurscheid, M Stevenson, PA Durr, J-ALML Toribio, S Kurscheid, IGAA Ambarawati, M Abdurrahman, S Fenwick

Transbound Emerg Dis | Published : 2017


Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 has resulted in large losses to the Indonesian poultry sector. Evidence suggests that live bird markets (LBMs) play an important role in the epidemiology of the disease. Knowledge of the frequency and type of contact between the various poultry market players should allow animal health authorities to develop a better understanding of factors influencing virus transmission between Indonesian villages. A questionnaire-based cross-sectional survey was conducted in 17 LBMs on the neighbouring Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok to investigate the movement patterns of poultry to and from markets. Using social network analyses, a network of contacts was cre..

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