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Controlling emerging infectious diseases like SARS

Becker, Niels; Glass, Kathryn; Li, Zheng Feng; Aldis, Geoffrey

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To control emerging infectious diseases like SARS, it is necessary to resort to basic control measures that limit exposures to infectious individuals. These measures include isolating cases at diagnosis, quarantining household members and tracing contacts of diagnosed cases, providing the community with advice on how to reduce exposures, and closing schools. To justify such intervention it is important to understand how well each of these measures helps to limit transmission. In this paper, we...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80530
Source: Mathematical Biosciences
DOI: 10.1016/j.mbs.2004.07.006

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