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Pandemic influenza: Modelling and public health perspectives

1. Department of Mathematics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
2. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1
3. Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
4. Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0W3
5. Public Health Agency of Canada and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5T 3M7
6. Institute for Biodiagnostics, National Research Council Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 1Y6
7. Institute for Biodiagnostics, National Research Council of Canada, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1Y6
8. Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5T 3M6
9. Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5T 3M7
10. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria, Victoria B.C., Canada V8W 3P4
11. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3
12. MITACS Centre for Disease Modelling, York University Institute for Health Research, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3
13. Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0K9

We describe the application of mathematical models in the study of disease epidemics with particular focus on pandemic influenza. We outline the general mathematical approach and the complications arising from attempts to apply it for disease outbreak management in a real public health context.
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Keywords social distancing.; antiviral treatment; final size relation; pandemic influenza; Epidemic models; basic reproduction number; vaccination; control strategies

Citation: Julien Arino, Chris Bauch, Fred Brauer, S. Michelle Driedger, Amy L. Greer, S.M. Moghadas, Nick J. Pizzi, Beate Sander, Ashleigh Tuite, P. van den Driessche, James Watmough, Jianhong Wu, Ping Yan. Pandemic influenza: Modelling and public health perspectives. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2011, 8(1): 1-20. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2011.8.1


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