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Estimating antiviral effectiveness against pandemic influenza using household data

Glass, Kathryn; Becker, Niels


Current estimates of antiviral effectiveness for influenza are based on the existing strains of the virus. Should a pandemic strain emerge, strain-specific estimates will be required as early as possible to ensure that antiviral stockpiles are used optimally and to compare the benefits of using antivirals as prophylaxis or to treat cases. We present a method to measure antiviral effectiveness using early pandemic data on household outbreak sizes, including households that are provided with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Royal Society. Interface
DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2008.0404


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