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Can Antiviral Drugs Contain Pandemic Influenza Transmission?

Becker, Niels G.; Wang, Dingcheng


Antiviral drugs dispensed during the 2009 influenza pandemic generally failed to contain transmission. This poses the question of whether preparedness for a future pandemic should include plans to use antiviral drugs to mitigate transmission.Simulations using a standard transmission model that allows for infected arrivals and delayed vaccination show that attempts to contain transmission require relatively few antiviral doses. In contrast, persistent use of antiviral drugs when the reproduction...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-03-28
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017764


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