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Quantifying the Mortality Impact of the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic in Arizona

Abstract Mortality of 1918 influenza virus was high, partly due to bacteria coinfections. We characterize pandemic mortality in Arizona, which had high prevalence of tuberculosis. We applied regressions to over 35,000 data points to estimate the basic reproduction number and excess mortality. Age-specific mortality curves show elevated mortality for all age groups, especially the young, and senior sparing effects. The low value for reproduction number indicates that transmissibility was moderately low.
Created Date 2015-05
Contributor Jenner, Melinda Eva (Author) / Chowell-Puente, Gerardo (Thesis Director) / Kostelich, Eric (Committee Member) / Barrett, The Honors College / School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences / School of Life Sciences
Subject Mathematical Modeling / Epidemiology / Influenza
Series Academic Year 2014-2015
Type Text
Extent 17 pages
Language English
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Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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