Diagnostic schemes for reducing epidemic size of African viral hemorrhagic fever outbreaks.

@article{Okeke2014DiagnosticSF,
  title={Diagnostic schemes for reducing epidemic size of African viral hemorrhagic fever outbreaks.},
  author={Iruka N Okeke and Robert S. Manning and Thomas Pfeiffer},
  journal={Journal of infection in developing countries},
  year={2014},
  volume={8 9},
  pages={
          1148-59
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) outbreaks, with high mortality rates, have often been amplified in African health institutions due to person-to-person transmission via infected body fluids.  By collating and analyzing epidemiological data from documented outbreaks, we observed that diagnostic delay contributes to epidemic size for Ebola and Marburg hemorrhagic fever outbreaks. METHODOLOGY We used a susceptible-exposed-infectious-removed (SEIR) model and data from the 1995 outbreak… CONTINUE READING

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