From regional pulse vaccination to global disease eradication: insights from a mathematical model of poliomyelitis

@article{Browne2015FromRP,
  title={From regional pulse vaccination to global disease eradication: insights from a mathematical model of poliomyelitis},
  author={Cameron J. Browne and Robert J. Smith and Lydia Bourouiba},
  journal={Journal of Mathematical Biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={71},
  pages={215-253}
}
Mass-vaccination campaigns are an important strategy in the global fight against poliomyelitis and measles. The large-scale logistics required for these mass immunisation campaigns magnifies the need for research into the effectiveness and optimal deployment of pulse vaccination. In order to better understand this control strategy, we propose a mathematical model accounting for the disease dynamics in connected regions, incorporating seasonality, environmental reservoirs and independent… 
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