Seventy-five years of estimating the force of infection from current status data

  title={Seventy-five years of estimating the force of infection from current status data},
  author={Niel Hens and Marc Aerts and Christel Faes and Ziv Shkedy and Olivier Lejeune and Pierre van Damme and Philippe Beutels},
  journal={Epidemiology and Infection},
  pages={802 - 812}
SUMMARY The force of infection, describing the rate at which a susceptible person acquires an infection, is a key parameter in models estimating the infectious disease burden, and the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of infectious disease prevention. Since Muench formulated the first catalytic model to estimate the force of infection from current status data in 1934, exactly 75 years ago, several authors addressed the estimation of this parameter by more advanced statistical methods, while… 

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