In this study, regional distribution of bovine tuberculosis disease in
Turkey over a period of 10 years was investigated using Office
International des Epizooties data. The number of outbreaks of the
geographical regions put together in Microsoft Excel programme.
Descriptive statistics and Correlation analysis was used in the study.
Six disease-specific evaluation criteria were determined to explain the
disease factors. In Turkey, the number of outbreaks (r=0.693;
p=0.000<0.01) was found to be significant. But the relationship of
the number of outbreaks of the disease with the number of animals per
km2 (animal density) was found to be (-.016) insignificant (P>0.05).
The rusults of present study to demostrate that epidemiologic data
analysis was first implemented to disease management programme. Thus if
the risk area determined, cost of controlling of the disease programme
will be reduced and effective contol programme must be implemented to
the high risk area. This study recomended that the disease outbreaks
management will be planned firstly high risk areas with a risk based
disease managemnet plan. This approch will be decreased the disease
outbreaks and the public cost of the disease will be reduced in near
This paper’s is one of very few studies which have investigated to
disease management by prioritizing disease areas in developing country.
The paper contributes that relationship between the number of outbreaks
of the disease at the provincial level and the animal density was found
to be insignificant.
Bovine tuberculosis, Risk management, Area prioritization, Correlation, Disease control, Public cost
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