For more information about this meeting, contact Tim Reluga, Andrew Belmonte, Hope Shaffer.
|Title:||Spatial patterns on the edge of dynamic stability : measles in Niger|
|Seminar:||The Pritchard Lab Seminar|
|Speaker:||Matthew Ferrari, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State|
|Public health and vaccine policy for measles in western Africa is faced with
both logistical and dynamical challenges. Practically, there are powerful
constraints on distribution of vaccine and access to care that make the
application of uniform strategies a challenge. Dynamically, strong seasonal
forcing and high birth rates lead to locally unstable outbreak dynamics.
Consequently, large scale regional persistence of measles depends on spatial
coupling among communities across huge areas and strong demographic and
seasonal gradients. Understanding these spatial dynamics and their implications
for regional persistence is key to developing effective public health policy.|
Room Reservation Information
|Date:||03 / 30 / 2009|
|Time:||02:30pm - 03:30pm|