Computergest├╝tzte Epidemiologie
Mathematische Modellierung
Simulation
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Control of smallpox by case isolation and contact tracing and surveillance

Using stochastic computer simulations, we studied the spread of smallpox and possible intervention schemes. It could be shown that (for a wide range of parameters) smallpox outbreaks can be controlled by contact tracing and case isolation.

We provide a publicly accessible simulation program which allows to investigate how effectively a smallpox outbreak can be controlled by case isolation and contact tracing alone.