When is a disease eradicable? 100 years of lessons learned.

Abstract:

:Since the 1915 launch of the first international eradication initiative targeting a human pathogen, much has been learned about the determinants of eradicability of an organism. The authors outline the first 4 eradication efforts, summarizing the lessons learned in terms of the 3 types of criteria for disease eradication programs: (1) biological and technical feasibility, (2) costs and benefits, and (3) societal and political considerations.

journal_name

Am J Public Health

authors

Aylward B,Hennessey KA,Zagaria N,Olivé JM,Cochi S

doi

10.2105/ajph.90.10.1515

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2000-10-01 00:00:00

pages

1515-20

issue

10

eissn

0090-0036

issn

1541-0048

journal_volume

90

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