Project

Improved assessment of zoonoses impact and dynamics through optimized data collection

Duration
01 October 2010 → 31 March 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Tropical medicine
    • Tropical medicine
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Tropical medicine
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
Nepal surveillance systems cystercosis burden assessment zoonoses bovine tuberculosis agent-based modelling Japanese encephalitis
 
Project description

Surveillance systems are rarely optimally used as data generating mechanisms. In this project, different sampling procedures will be tested on agent-based diseases transmission models. The surveillance results will then be evaluated in a Bayesian statistical framework and incorporated in an improved burden assessment. This will be done for three zoonoses in Nepal: cysticercosis, bovine tuberculosis and Japanese encephalitis.