Agent-based simulation for weekend-extension strategies to mitigate influenza outbreaks

@inproceedings{Mao2011AgentbasedSF,
  title={Agent-based simulation for weekend-extension strategies to mitigate influenza outbreaks},
  author={Liang Mao},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Non-pharmaceutical strategies are vital in curtailing impacts of influenza and have been intensively studied in public health. However, few strategies have explicitly utilized the weekend effect, which has been widely reported to be capable of reducing influenza infections. This study aims to explore six weekend-extension strategies against seasonal and pandemic flu outbreaks. METHODS The weekend-extension strategies were designed to extend regular two-day weekend by one, two and… CONTINUE READING