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Multi-country studies

Dengue transmission modeling

Ira Longini, Ph.D., a professor in the department of biostatistics in the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine, and colleagues at the Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases are studying the use of forthcoming dengue vaccines for the control and elimination of dengue in targeted geographic area. By analyzing dengue data from sites in Thailand, Colombia and Nicaragua they have developed an agent-based model of dengue transmission to estimate the effectiveness of mass vaccination. The work is conducted in conjunction with the Dengue Vaccine Initiative. Learn more.