Seyed Moghadas

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BACKGROUND The World Health Organization declared the ongoing Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic in the Americas a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on February 1, 2016. ZIKV disease in humans is characterized by a "dengue-like" syndrome including febrile illness and rash. However, ZIKV infection in early pregnancy has been associated with severe(More)
word count: 192 2 Abstract The reproduction number is a central parameter in epidemiology used to quantify the average number of secondary cases generated by a primary infectious individual during the early epidemic growth phase. Existing methods to estimate the reproduction number generally assume early exponential epidemic growth, but do not account for(More)
reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objective We sought to measure from surveillance data the effect of proximity to an urban centre (rurality) and other risk factors, (e.g., age, residency on a FN reservation, and pandemic wave) on hospitalization and intensive care unit admission for severe influenza. Introduction(More)
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