Navigation Links
Business affiliation could increase potential risk of farm-to-farm transmission of avian influenza
Date:3/29/2010

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examines the potential influence that the business connections between broiler chicken growers may have on the transmission of avian influenza, H5N1. According to the study, the risk of between-farm transmission is significantly greater among farms within the same company group than it is between farms with different company affiliation. The study is among the first to analyze the impact of company affiliation on the spread of diseases from farm to farm and it appears in the March 26 edition of PLoS One.

In 2007, U.S. growers produced more than 9 billion broiler chickens, according to a Department of Agriculture census. The poultry industry is vertically integrated with poultry companies contracting with growers to produce chickens for slaughter. These broiler chickens are grown in confined housing with defined feed in order to produce uniform and reliable meat.

"Our analysis indicates that company affiliation is a major driver of farm-based exposure risk to an infection like avian influenza in regions with high-density food animal production. Farms within the same integrator group as an infected farm may face as much as a five-fold increase in exposure risk compared to farms affiliated with a different group," said Jessica Leibler, a doctoral candidate in the Bloomberg School's Sommer Scholars program.

For the study, the Johns Hopkins researchers conducted a nationwide survey of broiler poultry growers to gather information on business practices and determine who visited the farm and how often. Typical contacts included farm workers, feed distributors, waste handlers and social contacts. The data from the survey were used to develop a model to approximate the nature and frequency of contact patterns among poultry farmers. The researchers used the model to analyze how an outbreak of H5N1 at a single farm on the Delaware-Maryland peninsula might spread
'/>"/>

Contact: Tim Parsons
tmparson@jhsph.edu
410-955-7619
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Verizon Business to Provide Global IP for Eurofins Scientific
2. Living the high life is risky business for toads under threat from fungus
3. BBS proteins shown to run an export business that protects cilia
4. Drug industry embraces new business strategies after tough year
5. U. of I. business instructional facility achieves top green standard
6. Recalls, food worries spark booming business in food safety
7. Verizon Business to Help Federal Agencies Manage Security Risk, Insider Threats
8. No comfort in comfort foods during tough economic times, says Moore School of Business study
9. Platforms in space to help businesses
10. Business, scientific, higher education groups laud President Obamas commitment to science
11. In troubled economic times, BioSquare 2009 successfully serves as business and innovation starter
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2015)... PLEASANTON, Calif. , Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... focused on consumers that are active and healthy. ... used in the hospital environment to help improve ... released a video from the Wearable Technologies ... MD discussed new applications for wearables in healthcare.    ...
(Date:8/20/2015)... -- NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or ... growing mobile commerce market and creator of the Wocket® ... Alliance and the EMV Migration Forum.  ... Alliance Latin America (SCALA) Chapter provides NXT-ID, Inc. direct ... promoting adoption of smart card technology. To ...
(Date:8/18/2015)... 2015  Navitas today announced that it ... Submission Content Management webinar scheduled on August ... to the Implementation of Regulatory Submission Standards ... industry, vendors, health authorities, consultants and the ... a standard method of implementing electronic submission ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Leaf Healthcare Releases Video from Wearable Technology Conference on New Applications for Wearables in the Hospital Environment 2Leaf Healthcare Releases Video from Wearable Technology Conference on New Applications for Wearables in the Hospital Environment 3NXT-ID, Inc. Joins Smart Card Alliance and EMV Migration Forum 2NXT-ID, Inc. Joins Smart Card Alliance and EMV Migration Forum 3NXT-ID, Inc. Joins Smart Card Alliance and EMV Migration Forum 4Navitas, a Key Contributor in IRISS Forum Webinar 2Navitas, a Key Contributor in IRISS Forum Webinar 3
... mighty feat for a microscopic fungus built from threadlike ... several billion tons of nutrients out of the soil ... University-supported research on the movement of nitrogen brings into ... nearly all of Earth's food chains. , "Ignorance (about ...
... 22 biomarkers; results more accurate than PSA , Researchers ... identified a panel of 22 biomarkers that together provide ... current prostate specific antigen, or PSA, test. , The ... New England Journal of Medicine. , Researchers looked at ...
... through human genes has begun at the European ... within the MitoCheck consortium that includes 10 other ... all human genes, one-by-one, to find those involved ... questions of how cell division is regulated. , ...
Cached Biology News:Digging in the dirt for life's biochemical foundations 2U-M researchers identify new blood test for prostate cancer 2U-M researchers identify new blood test for prostate cancer 3Hunt for human genes involved in cell division under way 2
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... 2015 , ... BioBots is excited to announce the launch ... World Congress in Boston. The launch comes following a nine-month beta partnership with ... printer is revolutionary for its compact design, ease of use, and intuitive, open ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... , ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... hamstring tear 18 months ago. Conventional treatment and therapy were not working so ... late June 2015. Dr. McKenna treated Zack with precisely guided injections of bone ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... BC , Sept. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - bioLytical ... pleased to announce its study " Sensitivity of a ... detection is enhanced by its affinity for HIV gp41 ... of Clinical Virology.  This study highlights INSTI,s ability to ... presented their findings at the 8 th annual ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... Park Systems announced ... Sept. 17, 2015 at 9am PST. The webinar will focus on the methods and ... as 3D printing, additive manufacturing is a broad term that encompasses “addition or fusion” ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BioBots to Debut Desktop 3D Bioprinter for Living Tissue at TERMIS Global Tissue Engineering Conference in Boston 2BioBots to Debut Desktop 3D Bioprinter for Living Tissue at TERMIS Global Tissue Engineering Conference in Boston 3BioBots to Debut Desktop 3D Bioprinter for Living Tissue at TERMIS Global Tissue Engineering Conference in Boston 4UCLA Wide Receiver and Canadian Decathlon Standout Zack Bornstein Bounces Back After Stem Cell Therapy at Riordan-McKenna Institute 2UCLA Wide Receiver and Canadian Decathlon Standout Zack Bornstein Bounces Back After Stem Cell Therapy at Riordan-McKenna Institute 3bioLytical's INSTI HIV Test Detects gp41 specific IgM Antibodies 2bioLytical's INSTI HIV Test Detects gp41 specific IgM Antibodies 3Park Systems Announces Webinar on 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing for Nano-Scientists, Researchers in Nanotechnology and Engineers 2Park Systems Announces Webinar on 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing for Nano-Scientists, Researchers in Nanotechnology and Engineers 3Park Systems Announces Webinar on 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing for Nano-Scientists, Researchers in Nanotechnology and Engineers 4
... HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 9 Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, ... focused on the,discovery and development of novel ... today the formation of its,Clinical Advisory Board. ... will provide oversight and counsel on matters ...
... announces the,availability of MarketStats for agri-biotech equities ... offers a perspective on the,aforementioned equities and ... blogs and opinions., Investors can view ... division of FiSpace.net, a dynamic social networking ...
... Affitech AS, the Norwegian,antibody therapeutics company, today announced ... Chairman of its Board of Directors. The,Company,s previous ... of the,Board. Mr Broymer welcomed Dr McCullagh,s appointment ... McCullagh has agreed to take over from me ...
Cached Biology Technology:Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Formation of Clinical Advisory Board 2Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Formation of Clinical Advisory Board 3SectorWatch.biz Issues MarketStats on Agri-Biotech Equities YGYB, GRO, SEED, MON, ADM, and BG 2Affitech Appoints Dr. Keith McCullagh as Chairman 2Affitech Appoints Dr. Keith McCullagh as Chairman 3
Applications: Immunohistochemistry, ISH, FISH, CISH....
Immunogen: Synthetic peptide (KLH conjugated): L(506) S K S S S Q I R M S G L P A D N L A T(525) Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles...
Attachments: Clip bar for tubes 10 to 19 mm in diameter Overall Dimension Height IC: 6 (15.2) Overall Dimension Length IC: 18.5 (46.9) Overall Dimension Width IC: 4 (10.2)...
BD FastImmune EDTA Solution. Applications: Flow Cytometry Storage Temperature: Refrigerate(2 to 8C)...
Biology Products: