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Mathematical modelling of the spread of hepatitis C amongst injecting drug users

Greenhalgh, David and Corson, Stephen and Hutchinson, Sharon (2012) Mathematical modelling of the spread of hepatitis C amongst injecting drug users. In: International Conference on Dynamical Systems, 2012-01-10 - 2012-01-14. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

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.