Data from: Simulating the transmission of foot-and-mouth disease among mobile herds in the Far North Region, Cameroon

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Kim H, Xiao N, Moritz M, Garabed R, Pomeroy LW (2016) Simulating the transmission of foot-and-mouth disease among mobile herds in the Far North Region, Cameroon. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 19(2): 6. doi:10.18564/jasss.3064

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Moritz M (2018) Data from: Simulating the transmission of foot-and-mouth disease among mobile herds in the Far North Region, Cameroon. Movebank Data Repository. doi:10.5441/001/1.61896g63
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Abstract NOTE: An updated and larger version of this dataset is available. See doi:10.5441/001/1.pk5ps1r3. Animal and human movements can impact the transmission of infectious diseases. Modeling such impacts presents a significant challenge to disease transmission models because these models often assume a fully mixing population where individuals have an equal chance to contact each other. Whereas movements result in populations that can be best represented as a dynamic networks whose structure changes over time as individual movements result in changing distances between individuals within a population. We model the impact of the movements of mobile pastoralists on foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) transmission in a transhumance system in the Far North Region of Cameroon. The pastoralists in our study area move their livestock between rainy and dry season pastures. We first analyzed transhumance data to derive mobility rules that can be used to simulate the movements of the agents in our model. We developed an agent-based model coupled with a susceptible–infected–recovered (SIR) model. Each agent represents a camp of mobile pastoralists with multiple herds and households. The simulation results demonstrated that the herd mobility significantly influenced the dynamics of FMD. When the grazing area is not explicitly considered (by setting the buffer size to 100 km), all the model simulations suggested the same curves as the results using a fully mixing population. Simulations that used grazing areas observed in the field (≤5 km radius) resulted in multiple epidemic peaks in a year, which is similar to the empirical evidence that we obtained by surveying herders from our study area over the last four years.
Keywords cattle, common-pool resources, GPS tracking, Homo sapiens, infectious disease, livestock, pastoralism, transhumance,

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