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Research Article

Effective, Robust Design of Community Mitigation for Pandemic Influenza: A Systematic Examination of Proposed US Guidance

  • Victoria J. Davey equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Victoria J. Davey, Robert J. Glass

    victoria.davey@va.gov

    Affiliations: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America, Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington D. C., United States of America

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  • Robert J. Glass equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Victoria J. Davey, Robert J. Glass

    Affiliation: National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • H. Jason Min,

    Affiliation: National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Walter E. Beyeler,

    Affiliation: National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Laura M. Glass

    Affiliation: Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Published: July 02, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002606

About the Authors

Victoria J. Davey
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Victoria J. Davey
Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington D. C., United States of America
Robert J. Glass, H. Jason Min, Walter E. Beyeler
National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Laura M. Glass
Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: victoria.davey@va.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VD RG. Performed the experiments: RG HM WB. Analyzed the data: VD RG HM. Wrote the paper: VD RG HM. Other: Modified the simulation code for Sandia's high performance computer cluster so that the extensive simulation set could be conducted and analyzed: HM. Designed and developed the generic core of the modeling system, and collaborated in developing those elements required for this application: WB. Constructed the augmented social contact network and conducted the simulations for this case: LG.