Studies needed to address public health challenges of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic: insights from modeling.

Author(s): Van Kerkhove MD, Asikainen T, Becker NG, Bjorge S, Desenclos JC, dos Santos T, Fraser C, Leung GM, Lipsitch M, Longini IM Jr, McBryde ES, Roth CE, Shay DK, Smith DJ, Wallinga J, White PJ, Ferguson NM, Riley S, WHO Informal Network for Mathematical Modelling for Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (Working Group on Data Needs).Journal: PLoS MedPMID: 20532237 June 2010
In light of the 2009 influenza pandemic and potential future pandemics, Maria Van Kerkhove and colleagues anticipate six public health…

School closure and mitigation of pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Hong Kong.

Author(s): Wu JT, Cowling BJ, Lau EH, Ip DK, Ho LM, Tsang T, Chuang SK, Leung PY, Lo SV, Liu SH, Riley SJournal: Emerg Infect DisPMID: 20202441 March 2010
In Hong Kong, kindergartens and primary schools were closed when local transmission of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 was identified. Secondary schools…

The severity of pandemic H1N1 influenza in the United States, April – July 2009.

Author(s): Presanis AM, Lipsitch M, Daniela De Angelis, Swine Flu Investigation Team, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene., Hagy A, Reed C, Riley S, Cooper B, Biedrzycki P, Finelli L, B JJournal: PLoS CurrPMID: 20029614 September 2009
BackgroundAccurate measures of the severity of pandemic influenza A/H1N1 (pH1N1) are needed to assess the likely impact of an anticipated…