Birth and death of links control disease spreading in empirical contact networks

  title={Birth and death of links control disease spreading in empirical contact networks},
  author={Petter Holme and Fredrik Liljeros},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
We investigate what structural aspects of a collection of twelve empirical temporal networks of human contacts are important to disease spreading. We scan the entire parameter spaces of the two canonical models of infectious disease epidemiology—the Susceptible-Infectious-Susceptible (SIS) and Susceptible-Infectious-Removed (SIR) models. The results from these simulations are compared to reference data where we eliminate structures in the interevent intervals, the time to the first contact in… 
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