Bioscience

Epidemiologists explore dynamics of Mexico’s H1N1 pandemic

February 21, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: ScienceDaily] – Influenza surveillance mechanisms in Mexico were adequate during the fast-spreading H1N1 outbreak in 2009, yet Mexico did not have the infrastructure to quickly identify the emergence of this novel strain, according to an Arizona State University (ASU) epidemiologist.

Carlos Castillo-Chavez, director of ASU’s Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, took a close look at factors impacting the influenza dynamics within Mexico during a presentation Feb. 21 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Castillo-Chavez’s presentation, “Life in the Fast Lane: H1N1 Pandemic Dynamics in Mexico’s Central Influenza Corridor,” was part of a session of how mathematics is used for investigating biological hierarchies.

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