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Six challenges in the eradication of infectious diseases

Klepac, Petra, Funk, Sebastian, Hollingsworth, Deirdre, Metcalf, C. Jessica E. and Hampson, Katie (2015) 'Six challenges in the eradication of infectious diseases'. Epidemics, Vol 10, pp. 97-101.

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Eradication and elimination are increasingly a part of the global health agenda. Once control measures have driven infection to low levels, the ecology of disease may change posing challenges for eradication efforts. These challenges vary from identifying pockets of susceptibles, improving monitoring during and after the endgame, to quantifying the economics of disease eradication versus sustained control, all of which are shaped and influenced by processes of loss of immunity, susceptible build-up, emergence of resistance, population heterogeneities and non-compliance with control measures. Here we discuss how modelling can be used to address these challenges.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article belongs to a special issue: Challenges in Modelling Infectious Disease Dynamics
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 105 Epidemiology
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
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Depositing User: Lynn Roberts-Maloney
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 09:04
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:09


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