Title

Transmission Models of Historical Ebola Outbreaks

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2015

Publication Title

Emerging Infectious Diseases

DOI

10.3201/eid2108.141613

Abstract

To guide the collection of data under emergent epidemic conditions, we reviewed compartmental models of historical Ebola outbreaks to determine their implications and limitations. We identified future modeling directions and propose that the minimal epidemiologic dataset for Ebola model construction comprises duration of incubation period and symptomatic period, distribution of secondary cases by infection setting, and compliance with intervention recommendations.

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