Pint of Science – Ebola in West Africa: epidemiology and control strategies
L’Angolo dei 33
Via SS. Cosma e Damiano 66, Trento
Stefano Merler, mathematical epidemiologist at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, will be waiting for you on 5/16 at Angolo 33 to talk about the recent epidemic of Ebola in West Africa. Epidemiological investigation techniques are combined with mathematical modeling to evaluate the effectiveness of restriction strategies based on the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine. The researcher will provide quantitative estimates of the main transmissibility characteristics of Ebola and will show how the use of ring vaccination strategies – reactive immunization of Ebola case contacts and contact contacts – can allow the containment of future epidemics.