Ebola hemorrhagic fever: outbreaks, modeling, and vaccine development

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dc.contributor.author Ahmadi Fard, Ala
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-22T19:58:23Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-22T19:58:23Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/32649
dc.description.abstract Between the years 2014 and 2015, the world experienced a catastrophic outbreak of Ebola virus, which killed over 26,000 people. Several authorities and organizations actively participated in fighting the epidemic. Infectious disease modelers proved to be invaluable towards this goal. This report provides a background on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and reviews the biological features of the Ebola virus. Moreover, this report applies a new model for Ebola propagation using data collected by the World Health Organization during the span of the outbreak. The model estimates the reproduction number and assesses the role of mitigation strategies in slowing down the progress of the disease. The report also concludes a review of recent advancements in vaccine production against Ebola. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Ebola en_US
dc.subject Computational Epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Vaccines and Therapeutics en_US
dc.subject Plan-Based Pharmaceutical en_US
dc.title Ebola hemorrhagic fever: outbreaks, modeling, and vaccine development en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering en_US
dc.description.advisor Caterina M. Scoglio en_US
dc.description.advisor Lisa R. Wilken en_US
dc.date.published 2016 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US

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