Send to

Choose Destination
Prev Vet Med. 2005 Jul 12;69(3-4):245-63. Epub 2005 Mar 29.

A model of lineage-1 and lineage-2 rinderpest virus transmission in pastoral areas of East Africa.

Author information

RDP Livestock Services, PO Box 523, 3700 AM Zeist, The Netherlands.


The development of a stochastic, state-transition model of rinderpest transmission dynamics is described using parameter estimates obtained from both laboratory and participatory research. Using serological data, the basic reproduction numbers for lineage-1 rinderpest virus in southern Sudan and for lineage-2 rinderpest virus in Somali livestock were estimated as 4.4 and between 1.2 and 1.9, respectively. The model predictions for the inter-epidemic period in Sudan and Somalia (1.2 and 4.2 years, respectively) were in agreement with analysis of livestock-owner reports (1-2 years and 5 years, respectively).

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center