Protecting Residential Care Facilities from Pandemic Influenza
Nuno, M., Reichert, T.A., Chowell, B., and Gumel, A.B. (2008). Protecting Residential Care Facilities from Pandemic Influenza. Proceedings of the National Academies of Science of the United States of America. 105(30): 10625-30.
The authors of this study modeled a residential care facility to determine if conditions exist under which non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) alone might prevent the introduction of a pandemic virus. They found that “the effectiveness of NPIs depends strongly on a timely implementation and full compliance,” and that “great risks are associated with premature relaxation of these control measures.”