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Estimating vaccine effects from studies of outbreaks in household pairs

Becker, Niels; Britton, Tom; O'Neill, Philip D

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The traditional way to measure efficacy of a vaccine, with respect to reduced susceptibility and reduced infectivity once infected, is to look at relative attack rates. Although straightforward to apply, such measures do not take disease transmission into account, with the consequence that they can depend strongly on the community setting, the duration of the study period, the way participants are recruited into the study and the virulence of the infection. Sometimes they give a very misleading...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/20128
Source: Statistics in Medicine
DOI: 10.1002/sim.2236

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