Transmission Dynamics and Epidemiology of BSE in British Cattle

Nature. 1996 Aug 29;382(6594):779-88. doi: 10.1038/382779a0.


A comprehensive analysis of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) epidemic in cattle in Great Britain assesses past, present and future patterns in the incidence of infection and disease, and allows a critical appraisal of different culling policies for eradication of the disease.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Animal Feed
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Disease Outbreaks / veterinary
  • Disease Transmission, Infectious
  • Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform / epidemiology*
  • Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform / prevention & control
  • Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform / transmission*
  • Forecasting
  • Incidence
  • Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical
  • Models, Statistical
  • Time Factors
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology