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Serum samples and sociodemographic data were obtained from 1,209 Ohio residents. West Nile virus immunoglobulin M (IgM) and IgG antibodies were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and confirmed. Children were 4.5 times more likely to become infected yet 110 times less likely to have neuroinvasive disease develop.
BOINC, a middleware system for volunteer computing, involves projects, which distribute jobs, and hosts, which execute jobs. The local (host-level) scheduler addresses two issues: when to fetch new jobs from a project and, of the currently runnable jobs, which to execute. It seeks to simultaneously satisfy a number of constraints - such as maintaining given… (More)
BOINC, a middleware system for volunteer computing, allows hosts to be attached to multiple projects. Each host periodically requests jobs from project servers and executes the jobs. This process involves three interrelated policies: 1) of the runnable jobs on a host, which to execute? 2) when and from what project should a host request more work? 3) what… (More)
Human West Nile virus (WNV) infection was first detected in Cuyahoga county, Ohio, USA, in 2002. During that year's extensive epidemic/epizootic among non-immune human and bird populations, the county experienced 155 cases of severe human West Nile neurological disease (WNND, incidence = 11.1 cases/100,000), with 11 fatalities. Structured serosurveys… (More)
" The smaller a man, the closer his horizons. " John McLeod Abstract：Modeling and simulation (M&S) is multifaceted. It is used as an enabling technology for a multitude of application areas in many disciplines. There has been tremendous developments both in M&S as well as in other disciplines due to the contributions of M&S. In the article, perceptions of… (More)
Simulation can be a more effective tool for the study of problems of our times if the practitioners will adopt procedures which will make simulation more a science than an art. A big step in that direction would be the development and use of a standard format that would assure adequate and uniform documentation. Such a format is proposed, and criticism is… (More)
ISSUE ADDRESSED The development of an integrated set of mental health promotion indicators at individual, organisational and community levels. DISCUSSION There is increasing recognition that the implementation of effective and sustainable strategies for the promotion of mental health and well-being requires the development of indicators to support… (More)