MISMS researchers analyzed fine-grain insurance claims data on influenza-like-illnesses over eight seasons in ~300 locations throughout the United States. Using statistical methods, they found that seven of eight epidemics likely originated in the Southern US, that influenza spatial transmission is dominated by local traffic between cities, and that seasons marked by novel influenza virus circulation had a particularly radial, localized spatial structure. The findings are in stark contrast to prevailing theories of influenza spatial transmission that suggest that transmission is favored in low humidity environments and that spread is a dominated by air traffic between populous hubs. The findings are published in PLoS Computational Biology.
6th ANISE (African Network for Influenza Surveillance and Epidemiology) Meeting
November 13 to 17, 2017
at Hotel Carlton
Please register and submit your abstract on-line (due August 15) to the meeting website: www.anise-network.org
The agenda is in progress, but we plan to hold plenary sessions from November 13- 15 and training workshops November 16-17.