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dc.contributor.supervisor Elliott, Lawrence (Community Health Sciences) en_US
dc.contributor.author Pasma, Timothy John
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-07T16:08:50Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-07T16:08:50Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4846
dc.description.abstract This project explored the feasibility of performing swine influenza surveillance in Manitoba using provincial veterinary diagnostic laboratory data and a farm premises identification registry. Diagnoses of swine influenza using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were obtained from the veterinary laboratory database and linked with registry data on farm location and characteristics. Statistical and space-time analyses, including the Cuzick and Edwards test, Kulldorff Spatiotemporal scan, the Knox test and the modified CuSum method, were used to determine the time and spatial patterns of swine influenza in Manitoba. Analysis showed that swine influenza was endemic but also seasonal and that the frequency of diagnosis was increasing in time. Swine influenza was clustered in several regions across the province, including the southeast, and was clustered in time, particularly during the later time periods of the study. This study demonstrated that the farm premises identification registry is a crucial component of disease surveillance in animals. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject influenza en_US
dc.subject swine en_US
dc.subject surveillance en_US
dc.subject Manitoba en_US
dc.title Assessing the feasibility of swine influenza surveillance in Manitoba en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Community Health Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Green, Chris (Community Health Sciences) Lees, Wayne (Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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