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Immune Landscapes of Human Influenza in Households, Towns and Cities in Southern China


NIH Ecology of Infectious Disease Program

Derek Cummings

Dr. C.Q. Jiang (Guangzhou Hospital #12), Dr. Yi Guan (Hong Kong University, Shantou University), Dr. Steven Riley (Imperial College London), Dr. Jonathan Read (University of Liverpool), Dr. Justin Lessler (JHBSPH)

The goal of this work is to characterize immunological profiles to human influenza in space and time among individuals living in Guangzhou province, China, and to build computational models that capture the transmission dynamics that could create the specific distributions observed.

Read JM, Edmunds WJ, Riley S, Lessler J, Cummings DA. Close encounters of the infectious kind: methods to measure social mixing behavior. Epidemiol Infect 2012;140:2117-2130.

Lessler J, Riley S, Read JM, Wang S, Zhu H, Smith GJ, Guan Y, Jiang CQ, Cummings DA. Evidence for antigenic seniority in influenza A (H3N2) antibody responses in southern China. PLoS Pathog 2012;8:e1002802.

Lessler J, Cummings DAT, Read JM, Wang S, Zhu W, Smith GJD, Guan Y, Jiang C, Riley S. Location- specific patterns of exposure to recent pre-pandemic strains of influenza A in southern China. Nat Commun 2011;2:423.

Lessler J, dos Santos T, Aguilera X, Brookmeyer R. PAHO Influenza Technical Working Group, Cummings, DAT.  H1N1pdm in the Americas. Epidemics 2010;2:132-138.

Lessler J, Brookmeyer R, Reich NG, Nelson KE, Cummings DAT, Perl TM. Identifying the probable timing and setting of respiratory virus infections.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010;31:809-15.

Lessler J, Reich N, Cummings DAT, NYC DOHMH Swine Influenza Investigation Team. Outbreak of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) at a New York City High School. N Engl J Med 2009;361:2628-36.

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