Estimating disease transmission in wildlife, with emphasis on leptospirosis and bovine tuberculosis in possums, and effects of fertility control

1. We present methods for estimating disease transmission coefficients in wildlife, using Leptospira interrogans infection (a bacterial disease transmitted predominantly during social contacts) in brushtail possums Trichosurus vulpecula as a model system.

Author P. Caley and D. Ramsey
Year 2001
Secondary title Journal of Applied Ecology
Volume 38
Number 6
Pages 1362-1370