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AbstractThe relationship between hormonal contraceptive method use and sexually transmitted infections is not well understood. Studies that implement routine screening for STIs among different contraceptive users, such as the ASPIRE HIV-1 prevention trial, can be useful for identifying potential...
AbstractWest Nile virus (WNV) outbreaks raise the concern of WNV infection in donated blood and blood products destined for transfusion. We describe methods we developed to estimate time-dependent risk of WNV infection in donated blood, including improvements not previously detailed. The methods...
AbstractHere, we address the issue of experimental design for animal and crop disease transmission experiments, where the goal is to identify some characteristic of the underlying infectious disease system via a mechanistic disease transmission model. Design for such non-linear models is...
AbstractProperties of statistical alarms have been well studied for simple disease surveillance models, such as normally distributed incidence rates with a sudden or gradual shift in mean at the start of an outbreak. It is known, however, that outbreak dynamics in human populations depend...
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