Article - Modeling the spread of avian influenza viruses in the Rhône delta

This article was published in April 2017 in the Science of the Total Environment journal.

It presents a new approach coupling hydrological, ornithological and epidemiological data to model the dynamics of avian influenza A viruses (IAV), in the central part of the Rhone delta.

Indeed, the persistence of IAV in water plays a major role in their transmission and maintenance.

This study represents a first step in the development of a tool that will ultimately help optimize surveillance and guide decision-making in the event of a crisis.

You can access it on the publisher's website, as well as its abstract, through the opposite link.

Image: modelling map of IAV dispersal in the Camargue

Full bibliographical reference: 

Vittecoq M., Gauduin H., Oudart T., Bertrand O., Roche B., Guillemain M., Boutron O. 2017. Modeling the spread of avian influenza viruses in aquatic reservoirs: A novel hydrodynamic approach applied to the Rhône delta (southern France). Science of The Total Environment 595:787–800. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.165