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Strategies for mitigating an influenza pandemic

Neil M. Ferguson; Derek A. T. Cummings; Christophe Fraser; James Cajka; Philip C. Cooley; Donald S. Burke;
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  • Published: 26 Apr 2006 Journal: Nature, volume 442, issue 7,101, pages 448-452 (issn: 0028-0836, eissn: 1476-4687, Copyright policy)
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Development of strategies for mitigating the severity of a new influenza pandemic is now a top global public health priority. Influenza prevention and containment strategies can be considered under the broad categories of antiviral, vaccine and non-pharmaceutical (case isolation, household quarantine, school or workplace closure, restrictions on travel) measures1. Mathematical models are powerful tools for exploring this complex landscape of intervention strategies and quantifying the potential costs and benefits of different options2,3,4,5. Here we use a large-scale epidemic simulation6 to examine intervention options should initial containment6,7 of a novel in...
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