Characterizing the Transmission Potential of Zoonotic Infections from Minor Outbreaks

@inproceedings{Kucharski2015CharacterizingTT,
  title={Characterizing the Transmission Potential of Zoonotic Infections from Minor Outbreaks},
  author={Adam J. Kucharski and W. John Edmunds},
  booktitle={PLoS Computational Biology},
  year={2015}
}
The transmission potential of a novel infection depends on both the inherent transmissibility of a pathogen, and the level of susceptibility in the host population. However, distinguishing between these pathogen- and population-specific properties typically requires detailed serological studies, which are rarely available in the early stages of an outbreak. Using a simple transmission model that incorporates age-stratified social mixing patterns, we present a novel method for characterizing the… CONTINUE READING
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