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Research Article

Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Blood-Screening Strategies for West Nile Virus in the United States

  • Caroline T Korves mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ck2187@columbia.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Sue J Goldie,

    Affiliation: The Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Megan B Murray

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Infectious Disease Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: January 24, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030021

About the Authors

Caroline T Korves, Megan B Murray
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Caroline T Korves
The Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
Sue J Goldie
The Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Megan B Murray
Infectious Disease Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ck2187@columbia.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

CTK, SJG, and MBM designed the study and contributed to writing the paper. CTK and MBM analyzed the data. SJG provided oversight of the model-development process and model simulations.