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Title: A comparison of heterogeneity in the acquisition of varicella zoster virus and parvovirus B19 for five different European countries.
Authors: HENS, Niel
GAY, Nigel
SHKEDY, Ziv
AERTS, Marc
EDMUNDS, John
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 17(S2). p. 58-59
Abstract: We model the age-dependent force of infection for varicella zoster virus and parvovirus B19 based on a joint model while incorporating individual unobserved heterogeneity. Individual heterogeneity comprises the differences among individuals’ susceptibility to acquire infections, often referred to as `frailties'. We use a shared gamma frailty to describe this heterogeneity, assuming that the frailty distribution is the same for both infections and contrast this using a correlated frailty approach, relaxing upon this assumption.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/7913
DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckm1004
ISI #: 000251544100149
Category: M
Type: Journal Contribution
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