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Infectious Disease Dynamics Seminars 2020

Next seminar:

Modelling the impact of meningococcal vaccines in the African meningitis belt
Caroline Trotter, University of Cambridge
29 January 2020, 12.30-2.00pm, Room G.11, Ground Foor, Canynge Hall, University of Bristol - refreshments included (12.30pm), seminar starts 1.00pm.

The African meningitis belt stretches from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the east. This region experiences periodic but irregular epidemics of meningococcal meningitis. The largest recorded outbreak in 1996 resulted in 250,000 cases and 25,000 deaths. This catalysed a global effort to develop an affordable meningococcal conjugate vaccine against serogroup A, the major cause of epidemics. In this talk I will describe our efforts to develop mathematical models to describe the unusual epidemiology of meningitis in Africa and subsequently to model the impact of vaccination.

Future seminars:

12.30-2pm 26 February: Mike Tildesley, University of Warwick
OS6 Oakfield House – refreshments included

12.30-2pm 25 March: TJ McKinley, University of Exeter
OS6 Oakfield House – refreshments included

12.30-2pm 6 May: Caroline Buckee, Harvard School of Public Health
OS6 Oakfield House – refreshments included

12.30-2pm 17 June: Ben Cooper, University of Oxford
OS6 Oakfield House – refreshments included

12.30-2pm 15 July: Sebastian Funk, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
OS6 Oakfield House – refreshments included