FIGURE 3-1. Diagrammatic example of a cross-sectional serological survey (L = 70 yrs, A = 5 yrs).

FIGURE 3-1Diagrammatic example of a cross-sectional serological survey (L = 70 yrs, A = 5 yrs)

It records the fraction of a sample of sera collected from a population that are seropositive to the antigens of a defined infectious agent, stratified by host age.

From: 3, Biological Challenges to Post-Eradication

Cover of Considerations for Viral Disease Eradication
Considerations for Viral Disease Eradication: Lessons Learned and Future Strategies: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Emerging Infections; Knobler S, Lederberg J, Pray LA, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2002.
Copyright © 2002, National Academy of Sciences.

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