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Causal identification of infectious disease intervention effects in a clustered population

  title={Causal identification of infectious disease intervention effects in a clustered population},
  author={Xiaoxuan Cai and Eben Kenah and Forrest W. Crawford},
Causal identification of treatment effects for infectious disease outcomes in interconnected populations is challenging because infection outcomes may be transmissible to others, and treatment given to one individual may affect others’ outcomes. Contagion, or transmissibility of outcomes, complicates standard conceptions of treatment interference in which an intervention delivered to one individual can affect outcomes of others. For example, a vaccine given to an individual may affect their… 

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