Swine flu and the modeling of pandemics – A new review in BMC Medicine

Influenza A (H1N1), more commonly known as swine flu,  has recently received a great deal of media attention, much of it focused on the measures that governments and organisations are taking to contain this infectious disease from spreading.

A new review published this week in BMC Medicine by Editorial Board member Sally Blower and her colleagues at the Semel Institute Centre for Biomedical modeling, UCLA considers how mathematical modeling of influenza pandemic outbreaks can inform pandemic preparedness planning, using swine flu as the focus.

Modeling influenza epidemics and pandemics: insights into the future of swine flu (H1N1)
Brian J Coburn, Bradley G Wagner, Sally Blower
BMC Medicine 2009, 7:30 (22 June 2009)
[Abstract] [Provisional PDF]

If you are interested in the recent swine flu outbreak, visit the BioMed Central Influenza Gateway for more information.  This portal includes the latest news about Influenza A (H1N1), as well as the latest research about influenza published across all of the BioMed Central journals.

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