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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Short Communication

Year: 2019

Author(s): Richter, V; Kattwinkel, E; Firth, CL; Marschik, T; Dangelmaier, M; Trauffler, M; Obritzhauser, W; Baumgartner, W; Käsbohrer, A; Pinior, B

Title: Mapping the global prevalence of bovine viral diarrhoea virus infection and its associated mitigation programmes.

Source: Vet Rec. 2019; 184(23):711

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Baumgartner Walter
Conrady Beate
Dangelmaier Marc
Firth Clair
Käsbohrer Annemarie
Marschik Tatiana
Richter Veronika
Trauffler Martine

Vetmed Research Units
University Clinic for Ruminants, Clinical Unit of Ruminant Medicine
Institute of Food Safety, Food Technology and Veterinary Public Health, Unit of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology

The aim of this study was to collect information on the global distribution of the prevalence of bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) and respective mitigation programmes, using a questionnaire and literature review to provide as complete a picture of the worldwide BVDV situation as possible. This study collated information on 107 countries with respect to mitigation activities and 88 countries regarding BVDV infections during the observation period (1960-2017). A heterogeneous epidemiological situation for both BVDV prevalence and the presence of mitigation programmes was observed. The results of this analysis could be used to increase the visibility of the distribution of BVDV, to provide supporting data for global animal disease databases and to assist veterinary public health authorities in the decision-making processes to establish mitigation activities.

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