A Mathematical Model Investigating the Impact of an Environmental Reservoir on Prevalence and Control of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci

Mcbryde, Emma & McElwain, Sean (2006) A Mathematical Model Investigating the Impact of an Environmental Reservoir on Prevalence and Control of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 193(10), pp. 1473-1474.

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To the Editor —In an article recently published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases D’Agata et al. [1] presented a mathematical model of the transmission of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). We developed an extension of that model that incorporates an environmental reservoir for VRE. Although our model (which we call the “environment model”) supports many of the findings of D’Agata et al., we predict different outcomes for some infection-control interventions.

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ID Code: 23617
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Articles free to read on journal website after 12 months
DOI: 10.1086/503439
ISSN: 0022-1899
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Biological Mathematics (010202)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2009 14:01
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 01:14

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