Ken T D Eames
Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Brooks Pollock E, Tilston N, Edmunds W, Eames K. Using an online survey of healthcare-seeking behaviour to estimate the magnitude and severity of the 2009 H1N1v influenza epidemic in England. BMC Infect Dis. 2011;11:68 pubmed publisher
..The differences in healthcare-seeking between different population groups and changes over time have significant implications for estimates of total case numbers and the case fatality rate. ..
Eames K, Tilston N, Edmunds W. The impact of school holidays on the social mixing patterns of school children. Epidemics. 2011;3:103-8 pubmed publisher
..We suggest, therefore, that whilst infections may spread rapidly within schools during term time, in the holiday period there are increased opportunities for transmission to other schools and other age groups. ..
Eames K, Tilston N, Brooks Pollock E, Edmunds W. Measured dynamic social contact patterns explain the spread of H1N1v influenza. PLoS Comput Biol. 2012;8:e1002425 pubmed publisher
..Changes in social mixing patterns can be usefully measured through simple internet-based surveys. ..
Eames K, Bansal S, Frost S, Riley S. Six challenges in measuring contact networks for use in modelling. Epidemics. 2015;10:72-7 pubmed publisher
..Finally, we consider the privacy and ethical issues surrounding the collection of contact network data. ..
Eames K, Webb C, Thomas K, Smith J, Salmon R, Temple J. Assessing the role of contact tracing in a suspected H7N2 influenza A outbreak in humans in Wales. BMC Infect Dis. 2010;10:141 pubmed publisher
..However, when sufficient resources are available, contact tracing enables cases to be identified before they result in further transmission and thus possibly assists in preventing an outbreak of a novel virus. ..