Alex R Cook

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Publications

  1. pmc Higher risk of infection with dengue at the weekend among male Singaporeans
    Alex R Cook
    Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 87:1116-8. 2012
  2. pmc The feasibility of age-specific travel restrictions during influenza pandemics
    Elson H Y Lam
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Theor Biol Med Model 8:44. 2011
  3. pmc Differing clinical characteristics between influenza strains among young healthy adults in the tropics
    Jonathan Yap
    Biodefence Centre, Ministry of Defence, Singapore
    BMC Infect Dis 12:12. 2012
  4. pmc The communicability of graphical alternatives to tabular displays of statistical simulation studies
    Alex R Cook
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    PLoS ONE 6:e27974. 2011
  5. pmc Simple clinical and laboratory predictors of Chikungunya versus dengue infections in adults
    Vernon J Lee
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1786. 2012
  6. pmc Teacher led school-based surveillance can allow accurate tracking of emerging infectious diseases - evidence from serial cross-sectional surveys of febrile respiratory illness during the H1N1 2009 influenza pandemic in Singapore
    Shu E Soh
    National University of Singapore, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119077, Singapore
    BMC Infect Dis 12:336. 2012
  7. pmc Effectiveness of pandemic H1N1-2009 vaccination in reducing laboratory confirmed influenza infections among military recruits in tropical Singapore
    Vernon J Lee
    Biodefence Centre, Ministry of Defence, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS ONE 6:e26572. 2011
  8. pmc Economic impact of dengue illness and the cost-effectiveness of future vaccination programs in Singapore
    Luis R Carrasco
    Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1426. 2011
  9. pmc Trends in parameterization, economics and host behaviour in influenza pandemic modelling: a review and reporting protocol
    Luis R Carrasco
    Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Emerg Themes Epidemiol 10:3. 2013
  10. pmc Comparability of different methods for estimating influenza infection rates over a single epidemic wave
    Vernon J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Epidemiol 174:468-78. 2011

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Publications12

  1. pmc Higher risk of infection with dengue at the weekend among male Singaporeans
    Alex R Cook
    Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 87:1116-8. 2012
    ..The study motivates further research identifying locales frequented in the week leading up to onset to improve the effective targeting of vector control efforts...
  2. pmc The feasibility of age-specific travel restrictions during influenza pandemics
    Elson H Y Lam
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Theor Biol Med Model 8:44. 2011
    ..Influenza is, however, strongly influenced by age-dependent transmission dynamics, and the effectiveness of age-specific travel restrictions, such as the selective restriction of travel by children, has yet to be examined...
  3. pmc Differing clinical characteristics between influenza strains among young healthy adults in the tropics
    Jonathan Yap
    Biodefence Centre, Ministry of Defence, Singapore
    BMC Infect Dis 12:12. 2012
    ..Influenza infections may result in different clinical presentations. This study aims to determine the clinical differences between circulating influenza strains in a young healthy adult population in the tropics...
  4. pmc The communicability of graphical alternatives to tabular displays of statistical simulation studies
    Alex R Cook
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    PLoS ONE 6:e27974. 2011
    ..We recommend simulation studies be presented in graphical form...
  5. pmc Simple clinical and laboratory predictors of Chikungunya versus dengue infections in adults
    Vernon J Lee
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1786. 2012
    ..This study compares their clinical presentation in Singapore adults to derive predictors to assist doctors in diagnostic decision-making...
  6. pmc Teacher led school-based surveillance can allow accurate tracking of emerging infectious diseases - evidence from serial cross-sectional surveys of febrile respiratory illness during the H1N1 2009 influenza pandemic in Singapore
    Shu E Soh
    National University of Singapore, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119077, Singapore
    BMC Infect Dis 12:336. 2012
    ..We compared several school-based influenza monitoring systems with clinic-based influenza-like illness (ILI) surveillance, and assessed the variation in illness rates between and within schools...
  7. pmc Effectiveness of pandemic H1N1-2009 vaccination in reducing laboratory confirmed influenza infections among military recruits in tropical Singapore
    Vernon J Lee
    Biodefence Centre, Ministry of Defence, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS ONE 6:e26572. 2011
    ..Limited information is available about pandemic H1N1-2009 influenza vaccine effectiveness in tropical communities. We studied the effectiveness of a pandemic H1N1 vaccination program in reducing influenza cases in Singapore...
  8. pmc Economic impact of dengue illness and the cost-effectiveness of future vaccination programs in Singapore
    Luis R Carrasco
    Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1426. 2011
    ..5 billion people in the tropical and subtropical regions. Little is known about the disease burden and economic impact of dengue in higher resourced countries or the cost-effectiveness of potential dengue vaccines in such settings...
  9. pmc Trends in parameterization, economics and host behaviour in influenza pandemic modelling: a review and reporting protocol
    Luis R Carrasco
    Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Emerg Themes Epidemiol 10:3. 2013
    ..The volume of influenza pandemic modelling studies has increased dramatically in the last decade. Many models incorporate now sophisticated parameterization and validation techniques, economic analyses and the behaviour of individuals...
  10. pmc Comparability of different methods for estimating influenza infection rates over a single epidemic wave
    Vernon J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Epidemiol 174:468-78. 2011
    ..The various types of estimates will provide comparable findings if accurate input parameters can be obtained...
  11. pmc Strategies for antiviral stockpiling for future influenza pandemics: a global epidemic-economic perspective
    Luis R Carrasco
    Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117543, Republic of Singapore
    J R Soc Interface 8:1307-13. 2011
    ..Lower prices and international cooperation are necessary to make the life-saving potential of antivirals cost-effective in resource-limited countries...
  12. pmc Who should pay for global health, and how much?
    Luis R Carrasco
    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS Med 10:e1001392. 2013
    ..Roman Carrasco and colleagues propose a "cap and trade" system for global health involving a cost-effectiveness criterion and a DALY global credit market, mirroring global carbon emission permits trading markets to mitigate climate change...