Outbreak responseProviding rapid access to emergency advice and analysis in the event of disease outbreaks
Responding to animal disease outbreaks
EPIC researchers use data on livestock populations and movements to provide rapid intelligence to Scottish Government policymakers in the event of a disease outbreak. Utilising a range of statistical techniques and models researchers can provide insight into rapidly developing outbreak situations.
Modelling disease spread
Disease models are used to simulate disease risk and spread and test potential interventions. EPIC researchers build models based on real-time data and the latest research insights to reflect Scotland's unique livestock systems. Models are developed with input from economists, social scientists, the livestock industry and policy makers to ensure they reflect realistic scenarios.
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Search for specific topics or authors in our library of research covering EPIC's work on animal disease outbreaks and their impact on Scotland's livestock.View all resources
Visualization for epidemiological modelling: challenges, solutions, reflections and recommendations
Exact Bayesian inference of epidemiological parameters from mortality data: application to African swine fever virus
POSTER: Preparing for African swine fever incursion in Scotland: risk-based licensing for live pig movement (1MB, pdf)