Coupling infectious diseases, human preventive behavior, and networks--a conceptual framework for epidemic modeling.

@article{Mao2012CouplingID,
  title={Coupling infectious diseases, human preventive behavior, and networks--a conceptual framework for epidemic modeling.},
  author={Liang Mao and Yan Yang},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={
          167-75
        }
}
Human-disease interactions involve the transmission of infectious diseases among individuals and the practice of preventive behavior by individuals. Both infectious diseases and preventive behavior diffuse simultaneously through human networks and interact with one another, but few existing models have coupled them together. This article proposes a conceptual framework to fill this knowledge gap and illustrates the model establishment. The conceptual model consists of two networks and two… CONTINUE READING