USE OF STATISTICAL AND MATHEMATICAL MODELS TO INVESTIGATE INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSMISSION DYNAMICS TO BETTER INFORM CONTROL MEASURES IN HOSPITALS AND THE COMMUNITY

Grant number: 1034464 | Funding period: 2012 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

Globally tuberculosis infects over 9 million people yearly. In low incidence countries TB is re-emerging, with HIV, drug resistance and migration driving this. Australia needs to examine the transmission of TB within our country and The Asia-Pacific region. This proposal will quantify the risk for importation of highly drug resistant TB into Australia and assess the factors that lead to outbreaks. Models will be informative for Australian TB policy development and contribute to regional and global efforts for TB control.

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