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Key data for outbreak evaluation: building on the Ebola experience

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Following the detection of an infectious disease outbreak, rapid epidemiological assessment is critical for guiding an effective public health response. To understand the transmission dynamics and potential impact of an outbreak, several types of data are necessary. Here we build on experience gained in the West African Ebola epidemic and prior emerging infectious disease outbreaks to set out a checklist of data needed to: (1) quantify severity and transmissibility; (2) characterize heterogen...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rstb.2016.0371

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Human Genetics Wt Centre
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Author
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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation More from this funder
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Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences
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Grant:
PREDEMICS consortium (grant no. 278433
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Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
372
Issue:
1721
Article number:
20160371
Publication date:
2017-04-10
Acceptance date:
2016-11-11
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
Source identifiers:
689363
Language:
English
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uuid:2d7e67d7-24a5-4985-8ad7-58fd0718044c
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pubs:689363
Deposit date:
2017-04-26

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