Effectiveness of ring vaccination as control strategy for Ebola virus disease

Adam J. Kucharski, Rosalind M. Eggo, Conall H. Watson, Anton Camacho, Sebastian Funk, William Edmunds

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Abstract

Using an Ebola virus disease transmission model, we found that addition of ring vaccination at the outset of the West Africa epidemic might not have led to containment of this disease. However, in later stages of the epidemic or in outbreaks with less intense transmission or more effective control, this strategy could help eliminate the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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