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Volume 20, Number 12—December 2014

Accuracy of Herdsmen Reporting versus Serologic Testing for Estimating Foot-and-Mouth Disease Prevalence

Kenton L. MorganComments to Author , Ian G. Handel, Vincent N. Tanya, Saidou M. Hamman, Charles Nfon1, Ingrid E. Bergman, Viviana Malirat, Karl J. Sorensen, and Barend M. de C. Bronsvoort
Author affiliations: University of Liverpool, Neston, Wirral, UK (K.L. Morgan); University of Edinburgh, Roslin, Scotland, UK (I.G. Handel, B.M. de C. Bronsvoort); Institute of Agricultural Research for Development, Ngaoundéré, Cameroon (V.N. Tanya, S.M. Hamman, C. Nfon); Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation, Yaoundé, Cameroon (V.N. Tanya); Pan American Foot and Mouth Disease Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (I.E. Bergman, V. Malirat); Danish Veterinary Institute for Virus Research, Kalvehave, Denmark (K.J. Sorensen); Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Dr. César Milstein, Buenos Aires, Argentina (I.E. Bergman, V. Malirat)

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Table 2

No–gold standard estimation of herd-level sensitivity and specificity of herdsman reporting of FMD in administrative divisions of the Adamawa plateau, Cameroon*

Administrative division Sensitivity, % (95% PCI) Specificity, % (95% PCI)
Vina 94.3
(84.2–99.4) 70.6
Mbere 77.2
(50.7–96.5) 69.3
Djerem 57.8
(29.0–84.6) 73.1
Mayo Banyo 76.3
(52.8–95.0) 92.0
Faro and Deo 69.1
(42.9–90.4) 33.1
Overall 84.0
(75.1–92.2) 74.6

*FMD, foot-and-mouth disease; PCI, posterior credibility interval.

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1Current affiliation: Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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