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Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010

Research

Cost-effectiveness of Pharmaceutical-based Pandemic Influenza Mitigation Strategies1

Anthony T. NewallComments to Author , James G. Wood, Noemie Oudin, and C. Raina MacIntyre
Author affiliations: University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (A.T. Newall, J.G. Wood, C.R. MacIntyre); National Institute for Applied Sciences, Lyon, France (N. Oudin)

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Table 1

Descriptions of 4 pharmaceutical-based pandemic influenza mitigation strategies*

Strategy no. Description
1 Minimum pharmaceutical intervention
2 Antiviral treatment of those clinically infected
3 Population prepandemic vaccination
4 Strategies 2 + 3

*All strategies included an initial antiviral containment effort and distribution of a matched vaccine to the population 180 days after the first locally acquired case.

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1This material was compiled before the declaration of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and concerns stockpiling for a future influenza pandemic.

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