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Evaluation of measures to reduce international spread of SARS

Glass, Kathryn; Becker, Niels

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Mathematical models are used to quantify the effect of border control measures in reducing the international spread of SARS. Border screening is shown to play a relatively minor role in reducing disease spread. Assuming detection rates similar to those reported for arrival screening in Australia, screening can detect up to 10% (95% CI 3-23) of infected travellers, and reduce the probability of a large outbreak by up to 7% (95% CI 2-17). Rapid reductions in the time to diagnosis and effective...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/25229
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268806005863

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