Applying Network Theory to Epidemics: Control Measures for Mycoplasma pneumoniae Outbreaks

  title={Applying Network Theory to Epidemics: Control Measures for Mycoplasma pneumoniae Outbreaks},
  author={Lauren Ancel Meyers and M E J Newman and Michael S Martin and Stephanie Schrag},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
We introduce a novel mathematical approach to investigating the spread and control of communicable infections in closed communities. Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a major cause of bacterial pneumonia in the United States. Outbreaks of illness attributable to mycoplasma commonly occur in closed or semi-closed communities. These outbreaks are difficult to contain because of delays in outbreak detection, the long incubation period of the bacterium, and an incomplete understanding of the effectiveness… CONTINUE READING
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