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Modelling trachoma post-2020: opportunities for mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and accelerating progress towards elimination

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Background The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted planned annual antibiotic mass drug administration (MDA) activities that have formed the cornerstone of the largely successful global efforts to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem. Methods Using a mathematical model we investigate the impact of interruption to MDA in trachoma-endemic settings. We evaluate potential measures to mitigate this impact and consider alternative strategies for accelerating progress in those areas where the t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/trstmh/traa171

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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Journal website
Volume:
115
Issue:
3
Pages:
213-221
Place of publication:
England
Publication date:
2021-02-17
Acceptance date:
2021-02-12
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
Pmid:
33596317
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1163118
Local pid:
pubs:1163118
Deposit date:
2021-10-06

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