Epidemiology, Economics and Risk Assessment

Foot and mouth disease

EERA group has a long standing interest in research on foot and mouth disease both in the UK and abroad

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Our work


We have a number of pieces of work understanding livestock movements in sub-Saharan Africa and using phylogenetic analyses to understand these patterns. We are also developing within herd and meta-population models of endemic FMD to explore transmission and the role of carriers.


Selected publications


I. McLachlan, G. Marion, I. J. McKendrick, T. Porphyre, I. G. Handel, B. M. Bronsvoort (2019) Endemic foot and mouth disease: pastoral in-herd disease dynamics in Africa accepted Scientific Reports 9:17349 doi:10.1038/s41598-019-53658-5

S. Lycett, V.N. Tanya, M. Hall, D. King, S. Mazeri, V. Mioulet, N. Knowles, J. Wadsworth, K. Bachanek-Bankowska, V. Ngu Ngwa, K.L. Morgan and B.M.deC. Bronsvoort (2019) The evolution and phylodynamics of serotype A and SAT2 foot-and-mouth disease viruses in endemic regions of Africa Scientific Reports 9, :5614 doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41995-4