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Modelling parasite aggregation: Disentangling statistical and ecological approaches

Yakob, Laith; Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo; Gray, Darren; Milinovich, Gabriel; Wardrop, Nicola A; Dunning, Rebecca; Barendregt, Jan; Bieri, Franziska A; Williams, Gail; Clements, Archie


The overdispersion in macroparasite infection intensity among host populations is commonly simulated using a constant negative binomial aggregation parameter. We describe an alternative to utilising the negative binomial approach and demonstrate important disparities in intervention efficacy projections that can come about from opting for pattern-fitting models that are not process-explicit. We present model output in the context of the epidemiology and control of soil-transmitted helminths due...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal for Parasitology
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2014.02.008


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