Modeling the Incubation Period of Inhalational Anthrax

  title={Modeling the Incubation Period of Inhalational Anthrax},
  author={Dean A. Wilkening},
  journal={Medical Decision Making},
  pages={593 - 605}
  • D. Wilkening
  • Published 12 June 2008
  • Biology
  • Medical Decision Making
Ever since the pioneering work of Philip Sartwell, the incubation period distribution for infectious diseases is most often modeled using a lognormal distribution. Theoretical models based on underlying disease mechanisms in the host are less well developed. This article modifies a theoretical model originally developed by Brookmeyer and others for the inhalational anthrax incubation period distribution in humans by using a more accurate distribution to represent the in vivo bacterial growth… 

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