Seven challenges in modeling vaccine preventable diseases.


Metcalf, CJ; Andreasen, V; Bjørnstad, ON; Eames, K; Edmunds, WJ; Funk, S; Hollingsworth, TD; Lessler, J; Viboud, C; Grenfell, BT; (2014) Seven challenges in modeling vaccine preventable diseases. Epidemics, 10. pp. 11-5. ISSN 1755-4365 DOI: 10.1016/j.epidem.2014.08.004

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Abstract

Vaccination has been one of the most successful public health measures since the introduction of basic sanitation. Substantial mortality and morbidity reductions have been achieved via vaccination against many infections, and the list of diseases that are potentially controllable by vaccines is growing steadily. We introduce key challenges for modeling in shaping our understanding and guiding policy decisions related to vaccine preventable diseases.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
Vaccine Centre
PubMed ID: 25843375
Web of Science ID: 352226900004
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2145729

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