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Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering (MBE)
 

Pandemic influenza: Modelling and public health perspectives

Pages: 1 - 20, Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2011      doi:10.3934/mbe.2011.8.1

 
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Julien Arino - Department of Mathematics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada (email)
Chris Bauch - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada (email)
Fred Brauer - Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada (email)
S. Michelle Driedger - Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0W3, Canada (email)
Amy L. Greer - Public Health Agency of Canada and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5T 3M7, Canada (email)
S.M. Moghadas - Institute for Biodiagnostics, National Research Council Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 1Y6, Canada (email)
Nick J. Pizzi - Institute for Biodiagnostics, National Research Council of Canada, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1Y6, Canada (email)
Beate Sander - Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5T 3M6, Canada (email)
Ashleigh Tuite - Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5T 3M7, Canada (email)
P. van den Driessche - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria, Victoria B.C., Canada V8W 3P4, Canada (email)
James Watmough - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3, Canada (email)
Jianhong Wu - MITACS Centre for Disease Modelling, York University Institute for Health Research, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3, Canada (email)
Ping Yan - Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0K9, Canada (email)

Abstract: We describe the application of mathematical models in the study of disease epidemics with particular focus on pandemic influenza. We outline the general mathematical approach and the complications arising from attempts to apply it for disease outbreak management in a real public health context.

Keywords:  Epidemic models, pandemic influenza, basic reproduction number, final size relation, control strategies, antiviral treatment, vaccination, social distancing.
Mathematics Subject Classification:  Primary: 92D30; Secondary: 92-01.

Received: April 2010;      Accepted: September 2010;      Available Online: January 2011.

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