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Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009

Research

A Model-based Assessment of Oseltamivir Prophylaxis Strategies to Prevent Influenza in Nursing Homes

Carline van den DoolComments to Author , Eelko Hak, Marc J.M. Bonten1, and Jacco Wallinga1
Author affiliations: University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands (C. van den Dool, E. Hak, M.J.M. Bonten, J. Wallinga); University Medical Center, Groningen, the Netherlands (E. Hak); National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands (J. Wallinga)

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Figure 6

A) Average number of influenza virus infections among patients and B) average number of administered doses of oseltamivir in a 30-bed nursing home department during 1 influenza season. For the postexposure and continuous prophylaxis strategies, results are shown for prophylaxis of patients only (p) and of both patients and healthcare workers (HCWs) (p+h) and compared with a control setting without prophylaxis (–). HCW vaccination rates of 0.4 and 0.1 are considered.

Figure 6. A) Average number of influenza virus infections among patients and B) average number of administered doses of oseltamivir in a 30-bed nursing home department during 1 influenza season. For the postexposure and continuous prophylaxis strategies, results are shown for prophylaxis of patients only (p) and of both patients and healthcare workers (HCWs) (p+h) and compared with a control setting without prophylaxis (–). HCW vaccination rates of 0.4 and 0.1 are considered.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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