Close Encounters in a Pediatric Ward: Measuring Face-to-Face Proximity and Mixing Patterns with Wearable Sensors

@inproceedings{Isella2011CloseEI,
  title={Close Encounters in a Pediatric Ward: Measuring Face-to-Face Proximity and Mixing Patterns with Wearable Sensors},
  author={Lorenzo Isella and Mariateresa Romano and Alain Barrat and Ciro Cattuto and Vittoria Colizza and Wouter Van den Broeck and Francesco Gesualdo and Elisabetta Pandolfi and L. Rav{\`a} and Caterina Rizzo and Alberto E. Tozzi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections place a substantial burden on health care systems and represent one of the major issues in current public health, requiring notable efforts for its prevention. Understanding the dynamics of infection transmission in a hospital setting is essential for tailoring interventions and predicting the spread among individuals. Mathematical models need to be informed with accurate data on contacts among individuals. METHODS AND FINDINGS We used wearable active Radio… CONTINUE READING
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