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Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009


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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Table 2

Contact probabilities between persons in a nursing home department*

Person Contacted person Probability of contact Probability of close contact given casual contact
Patient Patient 0.07 0.06
Patient HCW 0.52 0.69
HCW HCW 0.91 0.31

*HCW, healthcare worker.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.