Transboundary animal diseases are highly contagious diseases that spread rapidly throughout countries and across national borders. These diseases can be zoonotic, such as anthrax, or transmitted only between animals, such as African swine fever, but whether through direct transmission, or by impacting food security and livestock production, these diseases have significant socioeconomic and global consequences.
Transboundary animal diseases are important for multiple countries, including those that are currently unaffected, since the diseases can spread into new countries and escalate into epidemic proportions. Consequently, the control, management and exclusion of transboundary diseases require global cooperation.
At the College of Veterinary Medicine, our faculty specialize in epidemiological analysis and mathematical, spatial and temporal modeling to predict the risk of disease emergence, track disease transmission, and develop methods for preventing and controlling future disease outbreaks in the US and abroad.
To find out more about our work in Transboundary Diseases, browse through our faculty profiles.
Mathematical modeling, epidemiology, and methods of disease control
Epidemiology, spatial and temporal modeling, and risk prediction