Tuberculosis spread in possum networks
Since the late 1960's the prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in New Zealand livestock has been associated with nearby possum populations. In order for the disease to be controlled it is important to understand how it is spread between possums. In this report we investigate how certain factors ( e.g. Death Rate, Meeting Rates, No. of Contacts) impact on how far and how quickly tuberculosis spreads within a modeled network of possums. This gives an indication of which factors are important when dealing with a real population.
SubjectsField of Research::07 - Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences::0707 - Veterinary Sciences::070704 - Veterinary Epidemiology
- Engineering: Reports