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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

Research

Evaluating Detection of an Inhalational Anthrax Outbreak

David L. Buckeridge*Comments to Author , Douglas K. Owens†‡, Paul Switzer‡, John Frank§, and Mark A. Musen‡
Author affiliations: *McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; †Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA; ‡Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA; §University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Table 2

Average numbers of persons infected and average times to outbreak detection through clinical case finding for 3 release scenarios*

Amount released (kg) Mean no. infected Mean days to detection
1 49,000 3.7 (2.5, 5.0)
0.1 31,000 3.9 (2.7, 5.3)
0.01 15,000 4.1 (2.9, 5.5)

*Values in parentheses are 10th and 90th percentiles of the distribution.

*Values in parentheses are 10th and 90th percentiles of the distribution.

*Values in parentheses are 10th and 90th percentiles of the distribution.

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