Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 9th, 2005
According to recent research from the United States and Thailand, "Highly pathogenic avian influenza A (subtype H5N1) is threatening to cause a human pandemic of potentially devastating proportions. We used a stochastic influenza simulation model for rural Southeast Asia to investigate the effectiveness of targeted antiviral prophylaxis, quarantine, and pre-vaccination in containing an emerging influenza strain at the source. If the basic reproductive number (R0 ) was below 1.60, our simulations showed that a prepared response with targeted...
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