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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