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A Metapopulation Model of Tuberculosis Transmission with a Case Study from High to Low Burden Areas

Hickson, Roslyn I.; Mercer, Geoffry N.; Lokuge, Kamalini

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a growing problem worldwide, especially with the emergence and high prevalence of multidrug-resistant strains. We develop a metapopulation model for TB spread, which is particularly suited to investigating transmission between areas of high and low prevalence. A case study of cross-border transmission in the Torres Strait region of Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) is considered and a sensitivity analysis is conducted. We find that only 6 of the 50 parameters analysed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012-04-04
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16643
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034411

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