Cost-efficient vaccination protocols for network epidemiology

  title={Cost-efficient vaccination protocols for network epidemiology},
  author={Petter Holme and Nelly Litvak},
  journal={PLoS Computational Biology},
We investigate methods to vaccinate contact networks—i.e. removing nodes in such a way that disease spreading is hindered as much as possible—with respect to their cost-efficiency. Any real implementation of such protocols would come with costs related both to the vaccination itself, and gathering of information about the network. Disregarding this, we argue, would lead to erroneous evaluation of vaccination protocols. We use the susceptible-infected-recovered model—the generic model for… 

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