Social network analysis: An information tool for effecting targeted disease surveillance amongst rural poultry farms in eastern Zambia

Chrisborn Mubamba, Gavin Ramsay, C Abolnik, G Dautu, B Gummow

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Abstract

Rural poultry production is important for its nutrition and economic value in the tropics and subtropics of the world.Unfortunately, disease is among the greatest challenges to this sector. Lack of a sustainable poultry disease surveillance system and possible existence of communities and occasions where interaction between birds may be high presents an opportunity for targeted surveillance of poultry diseases in these regions. Zambia is an example of a developing country located within the tropics that faces the challenge of frequent poultry disease outbreaks. Consequently, an interview based survey that studied the rural poultry movement in eastern Zambia as a tool to derive information required for setting up targeted surveillance was conducted. This is the first study that formally describes poultry movement networks within Zambia and the surrounding region. Its findings provide a foundation for more targeted surveillance and a deeper understanding of the cultural and practical constraints that influence trade in developing countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance
Pages277-279
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event3rd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance - Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 30 Apr 201704 May 2017
http://www.animalhealthsurveillance.org/congress-history/about-icahs
http://www.animalhealthsurveillance.org/sites/default/files/domain-56/ICAHS3_programme_FINAL.pdf (conference program)
http://www.sciquest.org.nz/elibrary/edition/7613 (conference proceedings)

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance
Abbreviated titleBeyond animal health surveillance
CountryNew Zealand
CityRotorua
Period30/04/1704/05/17
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    Mubamba, C., Ramsay, G., Abolnik, C., Dautu, G., & Gummow, B. (2017). Social network analysis: An information tool for effecting targeted disease surveillance amongst rural poultry farms in eastern Zambia. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance (pp. 277-279) http://www.sciquest.org.nz/node/130654