Transmission models of historical ebola outbreaks

John M Drake, Iurii Bakach, Matthew R Just, Suzanne M O'Regan, Manoj Gambhir, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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To guide the collection of data under emergent epidemic conditions, we reviewed compartmental models of historical Ebola outbreaks to determine their implications and limitations. We identified future modeling directions and propose that the minimal epidemiologic dataset for Ebola model construction comprises duration of incubation period and symptomatic period, distribution of secondary cases by infection setting, and compliance with intervention recommendations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1447 - 1450
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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