Roaming dogs and spatial kernels: modelling rabies spread in a heterogeneous population

Emily Hudson, Victoria Brookes, Michael Ward, Salome Durr

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Abstract

Domestic dogs display complex roaming behaviours, which need to be captured to realistically model the spread of direct-contact infectious diseases such as rabies. We used GPS units to collect behavioural data and characterise roaming patterns of domestic dogs, then developed contact distance kernels. Outputs from this model incorporating heterogeneous contacts clearly display how roaming patterns influence disease spread in domestic dogs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Society of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Annual Conference
Pages249-259
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 conference and AGM of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine - Woudschoten Hotel and Conference Center , Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 27 Mar 201929 Mar 2019
http://svepm2019.org/ (conference website)

Conference

Conference2019 conference and AGM of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
CountryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period27/03/1929/03/19
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