Estimation of parasitic infection dynamics when detectability is imperfect.

@article{Nagelkerke1990EstimationOP,
  title={Estimation of parasitic infection dynamics when detectability is imperfect.},
  author={Nico J. D. Nagelkerke and R N Chunge and Stephen N. Kinoti},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={9 10},
  pages={1211-9}
}
The simultaneous estimation of infection rate, cure rate and detectability of parasitic infections is considered. A new method for this estimation based on a simple statistical model assuming constant transition rates between parasite states is proposed. Repeated observations on the infection status of the same individuals is required for this method. A maximum likelihood approach is used for parameter estimation and the calculation of standard errors of the estimates. The method is illustrated… CONTINUE READING

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