Figure 1: Bovine tuberculosis spread. | Nature

Figure 1: Bovine tuberculosis spread.

From: How to control bovine tuberculosis

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Brooks-Pollock et al.6 present a model that parameterizes the complex processes involved in the spread of bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain, including cattle movement, cattle testing (incorporating problems with current diagnostics that miss true positives), environmental exposure and control strategies for cattle and wildlife. Among other findings, the model suggests that a minority of farms act as superspreaders of infection and that control of badger populations is unlikely to stem the growth of the current epidemic.

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