Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 19th, 2005
"Models of the incubation period of anthrax are important to public health planners because they can be used to predict the delay before outbreaks are detected, the size of an outbreak and the duration of time that persons should remain on antibiotics to prevent disease.
"The difficulty is that there is little direct data about the incubation period in humans. The objective of this paper is to develop and apply models for the incubation period of anthrax," wrote investigators in the United States.
"Mechanistic models that account for the biology of spore clearance and...
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