Elise Kuylen went to the European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) in Stockholm to join the global discourse on infectious disease prevention and control. She presented the following work:
[ORAL] Clustering of susceptibility to measles in households: perspective for the next two decades. As the population ages, age-specific immunity levels against measles shift and evolve. Using Stride, an individual-based model for the transmission of infectious diseases, we investigated how the impact of susceptibility clustering within households changes over time.
[POSTER] Just another brick in the wall? School-based clustering of measles susceptibility. The clustering of susceptible children within schools could increase the risk for measles outbreaks. We used Stride, an individual-based model for the transmission of infectious diseases to assess the impact of this type of susceptibility clustering on the risk and persistence of measles outbreaks in Flanders, Belgium”.