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Six challenges in the eradication of infectious diseases

Author(s): Klepac, Petra; Funk, Sebastian; Hollingsworth, T. Deirdre; Metcalf, C. Jessica E.; Hampson, Katie

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Abstract: Eradication and elimination are increasingly a part of the global health agenda. Once control measures have driven infection to low levels, the ecology of disease may change posing challenges for eradication efforts. These challenges vary from identifying pockets of susceptibles, improving monitoring during and after the endgame, to quantifying the economics of disease eradication versus sustained control, all of which are shaped and influenced by processes of loss of immunity, susceptible build-up, emergence of resistance, population heterogeneities and non-compliance with control measures. Here we discuss how modelling can be used to address these challenges.
Publication Date: Mar-2015
Citation: Klepac, Petra, Funk, Sebastian, Hollingsworth, T. Deirdre, Metcalf, C. Jessica E., Hampson, Katie. (2015). Six challenges in the eradication of infectious diseases. Epidemics, 10 (97 - 101. doi:10.1016/j.epidem.2014.12.001
DOI: doi:10.1016/j.epidem.2014.12.001
ISSN: 1755-4365
Pages: 97 - 101
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Epidemics
Version: Final published version. This is an open access article.

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