Mating behavior and movement patterns influence dynamics of animal diseases

Source: Science Daily

Scientists have carried out an analysis of long-term data of an outbreak of classical swine fever in wild boars in the German federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern that occurred between 1993 and 2000. The results show that non-infected regions have a higher risk of infection due to changes in movement patterns, particularly during the mast and rutting seasons (autumn and winter).

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190819112729.htm