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Research Project: Leveraging Clincal Studies at Plum Island Animal Disease Center to Improve Paramterization of Foreign Animal Disease Models

Location: Foreign Animal Disease Research

Project Number: 8064-32000-061-37-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2016
End Date: Aug 31, 2019

This collaborative research project between ARS, PIADC and the USDA, APHIS, VS Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health (CEAH) will leverage data generated by ARS through field studies of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) in endemic countries to improve model parameters related to disease transmission dynamics for the United States. Specific objectives include: 1. Identification, organization and analysis of previously collected data from field studies in Cameroon in order to develop and/or adapt parameters for the standard Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) model. 2. Examine previously collected data from field studies of FMDV in Vietnam and India in order to consider relevance for translation into the current projects. 3. Contribute to the design of future studies in order to support the collection of data which could be used for modeling.

ARS, PIADC will provide compiled clinical data to USDA, APHIS, CEAH from previously conducted pathogenesis and transmission studies of Foot-and-Mouth Disease. These data will describe quantitative detection of viruses from infected animals and transmission parameters. Epidemiological field data from ARS, PIADC collaborations with international partners may be included if permission can be obtained from the collaborating institutions. USDA, APHIS, CEAH will conduct training and continuing support on complex disease spread models currently in use inclusive of the requirements and structure of the parameters to ARS, PIADC. This information will be used to identify clinical studies and previous work to support parameter development and/or adaptation.