Table 6

The impact of return treatment on time required for gonorrhoea and chlamydia to be eliminated and on chlamydia prevalence
Return treatment probability (%) Number of eliminations (out of 100 runs) Years required for elimination of gonorrhoea
Median 25th-75th percentile
0 94 25.0 17.0-36.9
5 100 10.3 7.8-13.0
10 100 10.3 7.9-14.0
Return treatment probability (%) Number of eliminations (out of 100 runs) Chlamydia prevalence at the end of 60 years (%)
Median 25th-75th percentile
0 0 7.0 6.0-8.7
5 2 3.5 2.1-4.6
10 27 1.0 0-2.2

For all simulation runs in the figure, residents with symptoms will be treated at a rate such that 25% of infected individuals receive treatment in 25 days (i.e. at a rate of 0.011 per day). Under return treatment, all symptomatic and a proportion (5% and 10%) of asymptomatic infected non-residents are treated upon return to their home location.

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Hui et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:188   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-188

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