Atmos. Chem. Phys., 3, 2101-2110, 2003
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The paper describes the combined modelling techniques and presents the results obtained of
detailed analyses performed during the early stages of the UK 2001 epidemic.
This paper investigates the potential for disease spread in relation to two outbreaks (Burnside Farm, Heddon-on-the-Wall and Prestwick Hall Farm, Ponteland, Northumberland). A separate paper (Gloster et al., 2002) provides a more detailed analysis of the airborne disease transmission in the vicinity of Burnside Farm.
The combined results are consistent with airborne transmission of disease to livestock in the Heddon-on-the-Wall area. Local topography may have played a significant role in influencing the pattern of disease spread.