depopulation

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the condition of having reduced numbers of inhabitants (or no inhabitants at all)

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However, a delay in carcass disposal can cause secondary infections of other herds, so the effectiveness of herd depopulation in the model depends on the capacity to dispose of carcasses.
Given the disease spread parameters and capacity specifications for carcass disposal, vaccination and disease detection, the optimization model minimizes outbreak costs by choosing daily herd depopulation and vaccination levels.
We found technical flexibility in FMD control, in that surveillance, herd depopulation and vaccination activities can be substituted without changing the overall level of outbreak costs.