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Volume 13, Number 3—March 2007

Research

Effectiveness of Neuraminidase Inhibitors for Preventing Staff Absenteeism during Pandemic Influenza

Vernon J. Lee*Comments to Author  and Mark I. Chen*

Author affiliations: *Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore;

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Figure 4

Peak absenteeism with different treatment and prophylaxis strategies varying rates of growth (ζ)*, latent periods (α), and infectious duration (γ).† *ζ is the initial rate of growth of the epidemic curve and is determined by the reproductive potential and the infectious agent’s doubling time (Τ). The latter is related to the rate of growth by the following equation, 
. 
†Tx refers to treatment; Rx refers to prophylaxis.

Figure 4. Peak absenteeism with different treatment and prophylaxis strategies varying rates of growth (ζ)*, latent periods (α), and infectious duration (γ).† *ζ is the initial rate of growth of the epidemic curve and is determined by the reproductive potential and the infectious agent’s doubling time (Τ). The latter is related to the rate of growth by the following equation, 
. 
†Tx refers to treatment; Rx refers to prophylaxis.

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