School Seminars and Colloquia

Estimation and testing for the fatality rate for an emerging epidemic: an application to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic

Statistics Seminar

by Dr. Paul Yip, Hong Kong


Institution: The University of Melbourne
Date: Thu 9th August 2007
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Room 213, Richard Berry Building, Uni of Melbourne

Abstract: A counting process is used to estimate the fatality rate for
an emerging epidemic. A statistical test for constant fatality over
time is also provided. Simulation studies show that the performance of
the proposed estimator and test are satisfactory. The methods are
applied to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) data for Hong
Kong and Beijing.

For More Information: Dr. Owen Jones O.D.Jones@ms.unimelb.edu.au