Big city, small world: density, contact rates, and transmission of dengue across Pakistan

  title={Big city, small world: density, contact rates, and transmission of dengue across Pakistan},
  author={Moritz U. G. Kraemer and T. Alex Perkins and Derek A. T. Cummings and Rubeena Zakar and Simon I. Hay and David L. Smith and Robert C. Reiner},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society Interface},
Macroscopic descriptions of populations commonly assume that encounters between individuals are well mixed; i.e., each individual has an equal chance of coming into contact with any other individual. Relaxing this assumption can be challenging though, due to the difficulty of acquiring detailed knowledge about the non-random nature of encounters. Here, we fitted a mathematical model of dengue virus transmission to spatial time series data from Pakistan and compared maximum-likelihood estimates… 

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