May 28, 2015 – Boulder, CO, US
The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), has released a scientific opinion on canine leishmaniosis (CanL) which draws largely from work involving a stochastic simulation model developed by EpiX Analytics consultants, as described in an earlier news item.
EFSA’s scientific opinions are a key component of science-based decision making in Europe, as they are used as the basis to establish risk management strategies and policies in food safety in Europe.
The model developed by EpiX quantifies the risk of introduction and persistence of CanL in Europe as a result of movement of dogs, and uses novel methods to incorporate the uncertainty in key model parameters and the variability inherent to the spread of an infectious disease with multiple hosts. The model has been published in the Epidemiology and Infection Journal.
The full text of EFSA’s scientific opinion can be found here: