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Vaccination and the theory of games.
Voluntary vaccination policies for childhood diseases present parents with a subtle challenge: if a sufficient proportion of the population is already immune, either naturally or by vaccination, then… Expand
Imitation dynamics predict vaccinating behaviour
- C. Bauch
- Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 22 August 2005
There exists an interplay between vaccine coverage, disease prevalence and the vaccinating behaviour of individuals. Moreover, because of herd immunity, there is also a strategic interaction between… Expand
Stray dog population demographics in Jodhpur, India following a population control/rabies vaccination program.
Animal Birth Control (ABC) is a program by which stray dogs are sterilized and vaccinated against rabies with the aim of controlling both dog population size and rabies. Population size and… Expand
Transients and attractors in epidemics
Historical records of childhood disease incidence reveal complex dynamics. For measles, a simple model has indicated that epidemic patterns represent attractors of a nonlinear dynamic system and that… Expand
Dynamically Modeling SARS and Other Newly Emerging Respiratory Illnesses: Past, Present, and Future
The emergence and rapid global spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus in 2002–2003 prompted efforts by modelers to characterize SARS epidemiology and inform control… Expand
Comparing influenza vaccine efficacy against mismatched and matched strains: a systematic review and meta-analysis
BackgroundInfluenza vaccines are most effective when the antigens in the vaccine match those of circulating strains. However, antigens contained in the vaccines do not always match circulating… Expand
Group interest versus self-interest in smallpox vaccination policy
- C. Bauch, A. Galvani, D. J. Earn
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 14 August 2003
The recent threat of bioterrorism has fueled debate on smallpox vaccination policy for the United States. Certain policy proposals call for voluntary mass vaccination; however, if individuals decide… Expand
Evolutionary Game Theory and Social Learning Can Determine How Vaccine Scares Unfold
We analyze a model based on evolutionary game theory that captures this feedback in the context of vaccine scares, and that also includes social learning. Expand
Statistical physics of vaccination
A review of theoretical epidemiology with emphasis on vaccination, as it led from classical models assuming homogeneously mixing (mean-field) populations and ignoring human behavior, to recent models that account for behavioral feedback and/or population spatial/social structure. Expand
Economic Appraisal of Ontario's Universal Influenza Immunization Program: A Cost-Utility Analysis
Beate Sander and colleagues assess the cost-effectiveness of the program that provides free seasonal influenza vaccines to the entire population of Ontario, Canada.