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Volume 11, Number 8—August 2005

Research

Modeling Control Strategies of Respiratory Pathogens

Babak Pourbohloul*1Comments to Author , Lauren Ancel Meyers†‡1, Danuta M. Skowronski*, Mel Krajden*, David M. Patrick*, and Robert C. Brunham*
Author affiliations: *University of British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; †University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA; ‡Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

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Figure 6

Intervention projections in terms of Reff. This figure presents the results in the lower panel of Figure 4 expressed in terms of effective reproductive number rather than the projected size of an outbreak. If Reff<1 outbreaks will die out, while if Reff>1, epidemics may ensue. Note that the shading indicates epidemic potential and coincides perfectly with the shading in Figure 4.

Figure 6. . Intervention projections in terms of Reff. This figure presents the results in the lower panel of Figure 4 expressed in terms of effective reproductive number rather than the projected size of an outbreak. If Reff<1 outbreaks will die out, while if Reff>1, epidemics may ensue. Note that the shading indicates epidemic potential and coincides perfectly with the shading in Figure 4.

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1These authors contributed equally to this work.

2For the purposes of this manuscript, "airborne" refers to respiratory pathogens that are spread through respiratory secretions and can be either airborne, such as tuberculosis, or dropletborne, such as SARS.

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