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Effects of Internal Border Control on Spread of Pandemic Influenza

Wood, James; Zamani, Nasim; MacIntyre, C Raina; Becker, Niels

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We investigated the capacity of internal border control to limit influenza spread in an emergent pandemic in the context of Australia, a country with a low-population density and geopolitical boundaries that may facilitate restrictions. Mathematical models were used to study the time delay between epidemics in 2 population centers when travel restrictions were imposed. The models demonstrated that population size, travel rates, and places where travelers reside can strongly influence delay. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/39371
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases

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