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The role of symptomatic presentation in influenza A transmission risk

Wardell, Rebecca; Prem, K.; Cowling, Benjamin; Cook, Alex R


Computer models can be useful in planning interventions against novel strains of influenza. However such models sometimes make unsubstantiated assumptions about the relative infectivity of asymptomatic and symptomatic cases, or conversely assume there is no impact at all. Using household-level data from known-index studies of virologically confirmed influenza A infection, the relationship between an individual's infectiousness and their symptoms was quantified using a discrete-generation...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268816002740
Access Rights: Open Access


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