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Volume 10, Number 7—July 2004

Research

Model Parameters and Outbreak Control for SARS

Gerardo Chowell*†Comments to Author , Carlos Castillo-Chavez‡1, Paul W. Fenimore*, Christopher M. Kribs-Zaleta§, Leon Arriola*, and James M. Hyman*
Author affiliations: *Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA; †Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA; ‡Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA; §University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, USA

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Figure 4

Boxplot of the sensitivity of R0 estimates to varying values of l, the relative infectiousness after isolation has begun. l = 0 denotes perfect isolation while l = 1 denotes no isolation. The boxplot shows the median and the interquartile range of R0 obtained from Monte Carlo sampling of size 105.

Figure 4. . Boxplot of the sensitivity of R0 estimates to varying values of l, the relative infectiousness after isolation has begun. l = 0 denotes perfect isolation while l = 1 denotes no isolation. The boxplot shows the median and the interquartile range of R0 obtained from Monte Carlo sampling of size 105.

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1At the time this work was carried out, Dr. Castillo-Chavez was on sabbatical at Los Alamos National Laboratory and faculty of Cornell University.

2Recall that l = 0 corresponds to complete isolation, whereas l = 1 means no effective isolation occurs. Hence, a decrease in l means an increase in the effective isolation of the infected persons.

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