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Quantifying the Impact of Human Mobility on Malaria
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Spatially explicit mobile phone data and malaria prevalence information from Kenya are used to identify the dynamics of human carriers that drive parasite importation between regions and identifies importation routes that contribute to malaria epidemiology on regional spatial scales.
Mortality in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
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The household‐based survey suggests that the number of excess deaths related to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is more than 70 times the official estimate, and this number is likely to be an underestimate because of survivor bias.
Heterogeneous Mobile Phone Ownership and Usage Patterns in Kenya
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It is shown that distinct regional, gender-related, and socioeconomic variations exist in mobile phone ownership among African populations, with particularly low ownership among rural communities and poor people in Kenya in 2009.
Wrong but Useful - What Covid-19 Epidemiologic Models Can and Cannot Tell Us.
TLDR
This research presents a novel and scalable approaches for estimating the response of the immune system to infectious disease using a probabilistic approach called a “spatially granular approach”.
Comparing nonpharmaceutical interventions for containing emerging epidemics
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It is shown that the comparative effectiveness of symptom monitoring and quarantine depends critically on the natural history of the infectious disease, its inherent transmissibility, and the intervention feasibility in the particular healthcare setting, and this quantitative framework can guide policymakers on how best to use nonpharmaceutical interventions and prioritize research during an outbreak of an emerging pathogen.
Impact of human mobility on the emergence of dengue epidemics in Pakistan
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It is shown that an epidemiological model of dengue transmission in travelers, based on mobility data from ∼40 million mobile phone subscribers and climatic information, predicts the geographic spread and timing of epidemics throughout the country.
A systematic review of mathematical models of mosquito-borne pathogen transmission: 1970–2010
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Although the analysis illustrated a growing acknowledgement of geographical, ecological and epidemiological complexities in modelling transmission, most models during the past 40 years closely resemble the Ross–Macdonald model.
Digital Epidemiology
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This work states that mobile, social, real-time: the ongoing revolution in the way people communicate has given rise to a new kind of epidemiology.
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