Bluetongue surveillance system in Belgium: a stochastic evaluation of its risk-based approach effectiveness.

Last updated on 18-12-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Abstract:

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the sensitivity of the four major bluetongue surveillance components implemented in Belgium in 2007 for farmed animals and prescribed by the European Union regulation; winter serological screening, sentinel system, passive clinical surveillance, export testing. Scenario tree methodology was used to evaluate the relative sensitivity of detection and targeted approach of each component in terms of early detection and freedom of infection substantiation. Field data collected from the previous year’s outbreaks in Belgium were used to determine the…

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