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We commend Saiz et al. (April 19) (Saiz et al., 2016) for their contribution to the growing body of evidence linking Zika virus infection and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). With 13 countries or territories now reporting increased incidence of GBS and/or laboratory confirmation of Zika virus infection in GBS cases (World Health Organization, 2016b) the(More)
the Zika open site, according to the protocol for public health emergencies for international concern as described in Christopher Dye et al. The information herein is available for unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited as indicated by the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0(More)
PROBLEM The emergence of Zika virus has challenged outbreak surveillance systems in many at-risk, low-resource countries. As the virus has been linked with Guillain-Barré syndrome, routine data on the incidence of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) may provide a useful early warning system for the emergence of Zika virus. APPROACH We documented all Zika virus(More)
OFFICE HOURS: I will usually to be in the office after class. I am also willing to see students at other times when I am in the office, but it is worth checking in advance to make sure that I am available. OBJECTIVES: This course is the first course in mathematical statistics for graduate students in statistics, and is designed to develop a solid background(More)
OBJECTIVES An outbreak of equine influenza occurred in New South Wales in 2007. In addition to the local spread of the disease between bordering properties, windborne spread over several kilometres had been postulated as a possible method of transmission in this outbreak. This study aimed to describe potential modes of transmission for a property infected(More)
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