- Estimating vaccination coverage for the trivalent measles-mumps-rubella vaccine from trivariate serological dataNele Goeyvaerts
Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Agoralaan 1 Gebouw D, B3590, Diepenbeek, Belgium
Stat Med 31:1432-49. 2012..For both Belgium and Ireland, all models reveal that the vaccination coverage achieved during the first 15 years since the introduction of measles, mumps, and rubella immunization is insufficient to eliminate measles...
- Model structure analysis to estimate basic immunological processes and maternal risk for parvovirus B19Nele Goeyvaerts
Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
Biostatistics 12:283-302. 2011..When prevaccination serological data are available, the framework developed in this paper could prove worthwhile to investigate these different scenarios for other infections as well, such as cytomegalovirus...
- Mining social mixing patterns for infectious disease models based on a two-day population survey in BelgiumNiel Hens
Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics I BioStat, Hasselt University and Catholic University of Leuven, Agoralaan 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
BMC Infect Dis 9:5. 2009..In contrast to other European surveys conducted simultaneously, each respondent recorded contacts over two days. Special attention was given to holiday periods, and respondents with large numbers of professional contacts...
- Estimating the impact of school closure on social mixing behaviour and the transmission of close contact infections in eight European countriesNiel Hens
Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Agoralaan 1, B3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
BMC Infect Dis 9:187. 2009..Of particular interest is the potential impact of school closure as a means of controlling pandemic influenza (and potentially other pathogens)...