Mathematical model for the control of nosocomial norovirus.

  title={Mathematical model for the control of nosocomial norovirus.},
  author={J. B. Vanderpas and Joseph Salerno Saint Louis and Marijke Reynders and Georges Mascart and Olivier Vandenberg},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  volume={71 3},
A gastroenteritis outbreak in a long-term care facility was analysed by means of a SEIR (Susceptible, Exposed/Latent phase, Infected/Infectious, and Recovered) compartment model of infection dynamics in a closed population [96 beds; attack rate=41%; R0 (basic reproductive number)=3.74; generation time approximately 1 day; duration of disease approximately 2 days; theoretical infinite (1000 days) duration of hospital stay]. The patient-turnover variation was simulated to determine the effect of… CONTINUE READING
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