Contact Network Structure Explains the Changing Epidemiology of Pertussis

@article{Rohani2010ContactNS,
  title={Contact Network Structure Explains the Changing Epidemiology of Pertussis},
  author={P. Rohani and Xue Zhong and A. King},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={330},
  pages={982 - 985}
}
Coughing Back Resurgence of whooping cough (or pertussis) is problematic because of the risk of infant fatality, but it has been occurring despite the availability of a vaccine. Data from Sweden, where national vaccination for whooping cough was discontinued for 17 years, before resumption in 1996, was used by Rohani et al. (p. 982) to build a model that showed that age-specific social contacts were an important influence on the spread of infection. The model helped to explain why resumption of… Expand
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