Sensitivity Analysis in Infectious Disease Control

  • Norman T. J. Bailey
  • J. L. Duppenthaler
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 5)


The use of comparatively simple multi-state, multi-parameter models has been developed in recent years both to promote epidemiological understanding and to guide public health control of a variety of infectious diseases. Applications have been made to a wide range of bacterial diseases like tuberculosis, typhoid fever, cholera, tetanus, leprosy, etc.; virus diseases like measles, influenza, infectious hepatitis, and poliomyelitis; venereal diseases, especially gonorrhoea; and parasitic diseases such as malaria and schistosomiasis (see Bailey, 1975).


Infectious Hepatitis Typhoid Fever Resource Allocation Model Infectious Disease Control Matrix Manipulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman T. J. Bailey
    • 1
  • J. L. Duppenthaler
    • 1
  1. 1.Unit of Health Statistical MethodologyWHOGenevaSwitzerland

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