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Development of a transboundary model of livestock disease in Europe

Richard Bradhurst, Graeme Garner, Mark Hovari, Maria de la Puente, Koen Mintiens, Shankar Yadav, Tiziano Federici, Ian Kopacka, Simon Stockreiter, Ivanka Kuzmanova, Samuil Paunov, Vladimir Cacinovic, Martina Rubin, Jusztina Szilagyi, Zsofia Szepesine Kokany, Annalisa Santi, Marco Sordilli, Laura Sighinas, Mihaela Spiridon, Marko Potocnik Show all



Epidemiological models of notifiable livestock disease are typically framed at a national level and targeted for specific diseases. There are inherent difficulties in extending models beyond national borders as details of the livestock population, production systems and marketing systems of neighbouring countries are not always readily available. It can also be a challenge to capture heterogeneities in production systems, control policies, and response resourcing across multiple countries, in a single transboundary model. In this paper, we describe EuFMDiS, a continental-scale modelling framework for transboundary animal disease, specifically designed to support emergency animal disease plan..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the European Commission for the Control of FMD (EuFMD) for their unwavering support and funding of the EuFMDiS development project. The EuFMDiS modelling framework is a multi-country adaptation of the Australian AADIS modelling framework, and the authors would like to acknowledge the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment who funded the development of AADIS and made it available to the EuFMD. The authors would also like to acknowledge and thank the state veterinary authorities of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Slovenia. The development of the pilot EuFMDiS-FMD model would not have been possible without their support and provision of data and parameter values.