A statistical system for detecting Salmonella outbreaks in British livestock

R Kosmider, L Kelly, S Evans, G Gettinby

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Abstract

Worldwide, early detection systems have been used in public health to aid the timely detection of increases in disease reporting that may be indicative of an outbreak. To date, their application to animal surveillance has been limited and statistical methods to analyse human health data have not been viewed as being applicable for animal health surveillance data. This issue was investigated by developing an early detection system for Salmonella disease in British livestock. We conclude that an early detection system, as for public health surveillance, can be an effective tool for enhanced surveillance. In order to implement this system in the future and extend it for other data types, we provide recommendations for improving the current data collection process. These recommendations will ensure that quality surveillance data are collected and used effectively to monitor disease in livestock populations.
LanguageEnglish
Pages952-960
Number of pages9
JournalInfection and Epidemiology
Volume134
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

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Keywords

  • public health
  • disease reporting
  • animal surveillance
  • statistical methods
  • data
  • Salmonella
  • surveillance

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Kosmider, R ; Kelly, L ; Evans, S ; Gettinby, G. / A statistical system for detecting Salmonella outbreaks in British livestock. In: Infection and Epidemiology. 2006 ; Vol. 134, No. 5. pp. 952-960.
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In: Infection and Epidemiology, Vol. 134, No. 5, 10.2006, p. 952-960.

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