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Estimating transmission intensity for a measles epidemic in Niamey, Niger: lessons for intervention.

Abstract:

The objective of this study is to estimate the effective reproductive ratio for the 2003-2004 measles epidemic in Niamey, Niger. Using the results of a retrospective and prospective study of reported cases within Niamey during the 2003-2004 epidemic, we estimate the basic reproductive ratio, effective reproductive ratio (RE) and minimal vaccination coverage necessary to avert future epidemics using a recent method allowing for estimation based on the epidemic case series. We provide these est...

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Ferrari, MJ More by this author
Bjørnstad, ON More by this author
Grenfell, BT More by this author
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
100
Issue:
9
Pages:
867-873
Publication date:
2006-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:1aa11b8d-e384-4a35-aefc-ab18decb8cda
Source identifiers:
68117
Local pid:
pubs:68117

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