Estimating incubation period with multiple contact days.


Multiple contacts with the infectious source may cause inconsistencies in determining the incubation period of a patient and hence the calculation of the mean and variance of the incubation period. A method based on probability distribution to deal with the problem is presented and an example is given for illustration.

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@article{Tam2007EstimatingIP, title={Estimating incubation period with multiple contact days.}, author={Wilson W. S. Tam and Tze-wai Wong}, journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases}, year={2007}, volume={39 6-7}, pages={609-11} }