Project

Risk-evaluation of the spread and cost-benefit analysis of the suppression of High Pathogenic Avian Influenza, in Belgium

Duration
01 April 2008 → 31 March 2010
Funding
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Social sciences
    • Applied economics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
HPAI risk evaluation cost/benefit analysis
 
Project description

In this project a spatio-temporal stochastic simulation model will be developed by means of which it will be possible to simulate the spread of High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), in Belgium. Subsequently, with this model the epidemiological impact of several suppression strategies, among them several forms of emergency and preventive vaccination, will be evaluated. Simultaneously, two economical models will be developed by means of which it will be possible to evaluate the economic impact of several suppression strategies, with respect to the company level and the sector level (complete production chain). By means of these different models it will be possible both to weight the epidemiological and economical efficiency of several suppression scenario's.