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Volume 11 Supplement 1

Mathematical Modelling of Influenza

Research and Reviews

Edited by Jean M Tchuenche and Robert Smith?

  1. In 2009 and the early part of 2010, the northern hemisphere had to cope with the first waves of the new influenza A (H1N1) pandemic. Despite high-profile vaccination campaigns in many countries, delays in admi...

    Authors: Sigrún Andradóttir, Wenchi Chiu, David Goldsman, Mi Lim Lee, Kwok-Leung Tsui, Beate Sander, David N Fisman and Azhar Nizam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 1):S1
  2. People change their behaviour during an epidemic. Infectious members of a population may reduce the number of contacts they make with other people because of the physical effects of their illness and possibly ...

    Authors: Fred Brauer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 1):S3
  3. There is an urgent need to understand how the provision of information influences individual risk perception and how this in turn shapes the evolution of epidemics. Individuals are influenced by information in...

    Authors: Jean M Tchuenche, Nothabo Dube, Claver P Bhunu, Robert J Smith and Chris T Bauch
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 1):S5
  4. Influenza super-strains can emerge through recombination of strains from birds, pigs, and humans. However, once a new recombinant strain emerges, it is not clear whether the strain is capable of sustaining an ...

    Authors: Brian J Coburn, Chris Cosner and Shigui Ruan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 1):S6
  5. Most mathematical models used to study the dynamics of influenza A have thus far focused on the between-host population level, with the aim to inform public health decisions regarding issues such as drug and s...

    Authors: Catherine AA Beauchemin and Andreas Handel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 1):S7
  6. Human influenza is characterized by seasonal epidemics, caused by rapid viral adaptation to population immunity. Vaccination against influenza must be updated annually, following surveillance of newly appearin...

    Authors: Murray E Alexander and Randy Kobes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 1):S8
  7. In April 2009, a new strain of H1N1 influenza virus, referred to as pandemic influenza A (H1N1) was first detected in humans in the United States, followed by an outbreak in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Soon...

    Authors: Zhen Jin, Juping Zhang, Li-Peng Song, Gui-Quan Sun, Jianli Kan and Huaiping Zhu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 1):S9
  8. For a typical influenza infection in vivo, viral titers over time are characterized by 1–2 days of exponential growth followed by an exponential decay. This simple dynamic can be reproduced by a broad range of...

    Authors: Benjamin P Holder and Catherine AA Beauchemin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 1):S10

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