Title: Network Analysis of Italian Cattle Trade Patterns and Evaluation of Risks for Potential Disease Spread
Authors: NATALE FabrizioGIOVANNINI ArmandoSAVINI LaraPALMA DianaPOSSENTI LuigiFIORE GianlucaCALISTRI Paolo
Citation: PREVENTIVE VETERINARY MEDICINE no. 92 p. 341-350
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2009
JRC Publication N°: JRC55218
ISSN: 0167-5877
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2009.08.026
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC55218
DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2009.08.026
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Livestock movement data represent a valuable source of information to understand the pattern of contacts between premises which may determine the spread of diseases. Social network analysis techniques have been used to analyse the movement patterns of cattle in Italy in 2007. A description of the structure of the Italian livestock industry is presented, the main trade flows and the relations between premises in relation to the potential spread of cattle diseases are investigated. Epidemic simulations have been carried out on the network build out of movement data using a network based meta-population model. The simulations show the influence of the network structure on the dynamics and size of a hypothetic epidemic and give useful indications on the effects of targeted animal movement restrictions measures based on the centrality of premises within the network of animal movements.
JRC Institute:Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen

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