Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research
Project Number: 6618-22000-039-16
Start Date: Aug 01, 2011
End Date: Jan 01, 2014
Data sets to parameterize the travel risk model will be collected at ports of entry from international travelers and compiled for model use. An existing preliminary model will be enhanced by the use of zip codes and by extensive consideration of epidemiological characteristics used to parameterize risk. Using dynamically-linked spreadsheets a resources estimator will be developed that calculates necessary personnel (surveyors, supervisors, support staff, etc), plus fiscal and infrastructure costs (vehicles, equipment, and miscellaneous requirements) needed to accomplish the surveys and goals.