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Studies on Epidemic Control in Structured Populations with Applications to Influenza

Abstract The 2009-10 influenza and the 2014-15 Ebola pandemics brought once again urgency to an old question: What are the limits on prediction and what can be proposed that is useful in the face of an epidemic outbreak?

This thesis looks first at the impact that limited access to vaccine stockpiles may have on a single influenza outbreak. The purpose is to highlight the challenges faced by populations embedded in inadequate health systems and to identify and assess ways of ameliorating the impact of resource limitations on public health policy.

Age-specific per capita constraint rates play an important role on the dynamics of communicable diseases and, influenza is, of course, no exception. Yet the challenges associated with estimating age-... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Morales-Rosado, Romarie (Author) / Castillo-Chavez, Carlos (Advisor) / Mubayi, Anuj (Advisor) / Towers, Sherry (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Applied mathematics / Age Structure / Basic Reproductive Number / Optimal Control
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 96 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Applied Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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