Methods to investigate spatial and temporal clustering in veterinary epidemiology

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Abstract

Due to their contagious or point-source nature, ill-health and diseases often cluster in time and/or space. Overlooking this characteristic can lead to a delay in the control or eradication of the health problem. In addition to potentially expediting control efforts, cluster identification techniques enable the researcher or health-care official to identify and adjust for Confounding factors and to generate new hypotheses regarding disease transmission. This paper examines a variety of temporal and spatial clustering techniques and focuses on those which have been reported recently in the veterinary literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-320
Number of pages18
JournalPreventive Veterinary Medicine
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 29 2001

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Keywords

  • Clustering
  • Diseases
  • Epidemiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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