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Modeling targeted layered containment of an influenza pandemic in the United States
Planning a response to an outbreak of a pandemic strain of influenza is a high public health priority. Three research groups using different individual-based, stochastic simulation models have examined the consequences of ...
What to know before forecasting the flu
Accurate and timely influenza (flu) forecasting has gained significant traction in recent times. If done well, such forecasting can aid in deploying effective public health measures. Unlike other statistical or machine ...
Predictive Computational Modeling of the Mucosal Immune Responses during Helicobacter pylori Infection
(Public Library of Science, 2013-09-05)
T helper (Th) cells play a major role in the immune response and pathology at the gastric mucosa during Helicobacter pylori infection. There is a limited mechanistic understanding regarding the contributions of CD4+ T cell ...
Detail in network models of epidemiology: are we there yet?
(Taylor & Francis, 2010)
Network models of infectious disease epidemiology can potentially provide insight into how to tailor control strategies for specific regions, but only if the network adequately reflects the structure of the region’s contact ...
Estimating Human Cases of Avian Influenza A(H7N9) from Poultry Exposure
In March 2013 an outbreak of avian influenza A(H7N9) was first recognized in China. To date there have been 130 cases in human, 47% of which are in men over the age of 55.The influenza strain is a novel subtype not seen ...
Enhancing disease surveillance with novel data streams: challenges and opportunities
Novel data streams (NDS), such as web search data or social media updates, hold promise for enhancing the capabilities of public health surveillance. In this paper, we outline a conceptual framework for integrating NDS ...