SARSTRANS will bring together existing knowledge about the SARS virus and its mode of transmission to develop models leading to more effective control.
The project will:
· Identify the key epidemiological parameters that determine the spread of the virus and the impact of different control measures
· Provide guidance on the construction of databases for tracking epidemic outbreaks
· Develop mathematical models of pathogen transmission
· Perform risk and cost-benefit analyses for the emergence, spread and control of infectious agents in different scenarios
The SARS – severe acute respiratory syndrome – epidemic of 2003 was a cool reminder of the vulnerability of highly connected human societies to directly transmitted respiratory tract pathogens. The volume of people travelling by air has increased steadily over recent decades and this factor contributed to the rapid transmission of the SARS virus between countries. To prevent such “super-spreading”
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