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Mathematically modelling the spread of hepatitis C amongst injecting users

Greenhalgh, David and Corson, Stephen and Hutchinson, Sharon (2011) Mathematically modelling the spread of hepatitis C amongst injecting users. In: Second Workshop on Dynamical Systems Applied to Biology and Natural Sciences, 2011-02-03. (Unpublished)

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Mathematical modelling can provide valuable insights into the biological and epidemiological properties of infectious diseases as well as the potential impact of intervention strategies employed by health organizations worldwide. In this paper, we develop a deterministic, compartmental mathematical model to approximate the spread of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in an injecting drug user (IDU) population.