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Research Article

Transmission Pathways of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus in the United Kingdom in 2007

  • Eleanor M. Cottam,

    Affiliations: Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom, Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Jemma Wadsworth,

    Affiliation: Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Andrew E. Shaw,

    Affiliation: Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Rebecca J. Rowlands,

    Affiliation: Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Lynnette Goatley,

    Affiliation: Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Sushila Maan,

    Affiliation: Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Narender S. Maan,

    Affiliation: Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Peter P. C. Mertens,

    Affiliation: Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Katja Ebert,

    Affiliation: Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Yanmin Li,

    Affiliation: Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Eoin D. Ryan,

    Affiliation: Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Nicholas Juleff,

    Affiliation: Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Nigel P. Ferris,

    Affiliation: Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • John W. Wilesmith,

    Affiliation: Animal Health and Welfare, Defra, London, United Kingdom

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  • Daniel T. Haydon,

    Affiliation: Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Donald P. King,

    Affiliation: Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • David J. Paton,

    Affiliation: Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Nick J. Knowles mail

    nick.knowles@bbsrc.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 18, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000050

About the Authors

Eleanor M. Cottam, Jemma Wadsworth, Andrew E. Shaw, Rebecca J. Rowlands, Lynnette Goatley, Sushila Maan, Narender S. Maan, Peter P. C. Mertens, Katja Ebert, Yanmin Li, Eoin D. Ryan, Nicholas Juleff, Nigel P. Ferris, Donald P. King, David J. Paton, Nick J. Knowles
Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom
Eleanor M. Cottam, Daniel T. Haydon
Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
John W. Wilesmith
Animal Health and Welfare, Defra, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: nick.knowles@bbsrc.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EC DK DP NK. Performed the experiments: EC JW AS RR LG SM NM PM KE YL ER NJ NF. Analyzed the data: EC JWW DH DK DP NK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EC YL ER NJ NF DH NK. Wrote the paper: EC DH DK DP NK.