Social contact networks for the spread of pandemic influenza in children and teenagers
- Spatial Dynamics of Pandemic Influenza in a Massive Artificial Society. Stroud, Phillip; Del Valle, Sara; Sydoriak, Stephen; Riese, Jane; Mniszewski, Susan // Journal of Artificial Societies & Social Simulation;Oct2007, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p12
EpiSimS is a massive simulation of the movements, activities, and social interactions of individuals in realistic synthetic populations, and of the dynamics of contagious disease spread on the resulting social contact network. This paper describes the assumptions and methodology in the EpiSimS...
- Predicting and preparing for pandemic flu. Godlee, Fiona // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;7/25/2009, Vol. 339 Issue 7714, p178
The article discusses various reports published within the issue including one by Tini Garske and colleagues on flu pandemic forecasting, another by Roy Anderson on pre-pandemic planning, and another one by Daniel Sokol on the options and the ethical dilemmas on deciding which doctor should be...
- Intl Journal of Risk Assessment and Management: Measuring the uncertainties of pandemic influenza. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;7/19/2012, Vol. 21, p1
The article offers information on the measurement of uncertainties of pandemic influenza.
- Apparently, this variant does not have sustained human-to-human transmissibility. Block, Stan L. // Infectious Diseases in Children;Nov2012, Vol. 25 Issue 11, p11
The article presents a remark from Stan L. Block, editorial board member of the periodical "Infectious Diseases in Children," on how the new variant of influenza must exhibit sustained human-to-human transmissibility to become a pandemic strain.
- Unless something changes, this will probably not be a pandemic strain. Fowler, Brian // Infectious Diseases in Children;Nov2012, Vol. 25 Issue 11, p11
The article presents a remark from epidemiologist Brian Fowler on the unlikelihood that the new variant of influenza will lead to a pandemic strain.
- Influenza vax coverage still low in many countries. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;5/28/2011, Issue 629, p7
The article discusses three studies on seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccines. One of the studies discovered that the acceptance of pediatric H1N1 influenza vaccination among minority parents of children six months to 18 years in the U.S. is low. A study that examined influenza vaccine...
- Pandemic Influenza Vaccine: The US Government Is Not Doing Enough. Osterholm, M. T. // Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics;Dec2007, Vol. 82 Issue 6, p635
The article reflects on pandemic influenza vaccine and the approaches taken by the U.S. government. It mentions that the current situation of H5N1 avian influenza virus infections in humans and animals in Asia and Europe gives a glimpse of pandemics in future. It opines that neither governments...
- Application of an individual-based model with real data for transportation mode and location to pandemic influenza. Yasushi Ohkusa; Tamie Sugawara // Journal of Infection & Chemotherapy (Springer Science & Business;Dec2007, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p380
AbstractÂ Â Currently, an individual-based model is a basic tool for creating a plan to prepare for the outbreak of pandemic influenza. However, even if we can construct the model as finely as possible, it cannot mimic the real world precisely. Therefore, we should use real data for...
- Loss of Income Due to Flu Pandemics Not Insured. // Journal of the Canadian Dental Association;Jan2005, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p14
The article discusses the impact of a serious influenza pandemic in dental practice.