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Disentangling the Transmission Dynamics of Emerging, Epidemic and Pandemic Influenza

Mar 20, 2014, 2:30pm-3:30pm

The Centre for Disease Modelling presents a distinguished guest lecture from Professor Gerardo Chowell-Puente (Arizona State University) on "Disentangling the Transmission Dynamics of Emerging, Epidemic and Pandemic Influenza".

Abstract:
Our understanding of the transmission mechanisms driving the emergence and spread of influenza viruses is still limited. Quantitative studies based on detailed epidemiological data of influenza transmission have shed light on the effect of school closures, behaviour changes, demographic factors and climatic factors on the transmission dynamics of influenza. Professor Chowell-Puente will discuss lessons learned from interdisciplinary studies of seasonal influenza epidemics and past influenza pandemics, including the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic, by combining mathematical and statistical tools with extensive archival historical records and recent epidemiological surveillance data.


Location:N638 Ross Building
Sponsor:Centre for Disease Modelling, York Institute for Health Research
Posted by:Katya Richardson
Web Sitehttp://www.cdm.yorku.ca/content/distinguished-lecture-series-disentangling-transmission-dynamics-eme
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