In January 2020, we produced one of the first estimates of pandemic potential for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Research Theme : Infectious Disease Modelling
Infectious diseases have health and economic impacts for both humans and livestock. The CHICAS group works with partners in low-, middle- and high-income countries to better understand the epidemiology of infectious diseases, and how and where they transmit. We develop statistical methodology and generate scientific insights to provide timely information and understanding of epidemics to inform their control and eradication. Our projects include a range of applications (including SARS-CoV-2, influenza and foot-and-mouth) with national and international academic and public/animal health partners including Public Health England, the Department of Health and Social care, the Centre for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.
Modelling the spread and persistence of seasonal influenza subtypes and strains to address specific public health needs.