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Volume 24, Number 12—December 2018

Spatial Analysis of Wildlife Tuberculosis Based on a Serologic Survey Using Dried Blood Spots, Portugal

Nuno Santos1Comments to Author , Telmo Nunes, Carlos Fonseca, Madalena Vieira-Pinto, Virgílio Almeida, Christian Gortázar, and Margarida Correia-Neves
Author affiliations: University of Minho School of Medicine (ICVS), Braga, Portugal (N. Santos, M. Correia-Neves); Portugal Government Associate Laboratory, Braga/Guimarães, ICVS/3B’S, Portugal (N. Santos, M. Correia-Neves); University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal (T. Nunes, V. Almeida); University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal (C. Fonseca); University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal (M. Vieira-Pinto); Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos, Ciudad Real, Spain (C. Gortázar)

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Table 1

Independent variables included in initial models of bovine tuberculosis, Portugal*

Variable Specific variable Unit
Wild host density Wild boar hunting bag Wild boar hunted/km2
Red deer hunting bag Red deer hunted/km2
Fallow deer hunting bag Fallow deer hunted/km2
Game management Intensity of management as proportion of area as tourist or national hunting zones Proportion
Domestic host density Cattle density >6 mo of age, meat Cattle/km2
Sheep density >6 mo of age, extensive Sheep/km2
Goat density >6 -mo of age, extensive Goats/km2
Pig density >6 mo of age, free range Pigs/km2
Bovine tuberculosis incidence in cattle Bovine tuberculosis incidence in cattle Proportion
Historical population dynamics Distance to the nearest historical refuge km

*Spatial unit for all variables in county.
†Average no. of each wild game species hunted per county per year/area of hunting areas for which data were available per county per year.

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1Current affiliation: Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, University of Porto,Vairão, Portugal.

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