Submitted to: American Physical Society
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/30/2005
Publication Date: 3/15/2006
Citation: Chapagain, P.P., Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Wolfgang, D., Schukken, Y.H., Grohn, Y.T. 2006. Mathematical modeling of the dynamics of Salmonella Cerro infection in a U.S. dairy herd. American Physical Society. p. 1. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Salmonellosis has been one of the major causes of human foodborne illness in the US. The high prevalence of infections makes transmission dynamics of Salmonella in a farm environment of interest both from animal and human health perspectives. Mathematical modeling approaches are increasingly being applied to understand the dynamics of various infectious diseases in dairy herds. Here, we describe the transmission dynamics of Salmonella infection in a dairy herd with a set of non-linear differential equations. Although the infection dynamics of different serotypes of Salmonella in cattle are likely to be different, we find that a relatively simple SIR-type model can describe the observed dynamics of the Salmonella enterica serotype Cerro infection in the herd.