Exploiting Temporal Network Structures of Human Interaction to Effectively Immunize Populations

  title={Exploiting Temporal Network Structures of Human Interaction to Effectively Immunize Populations},
  author={Sungmin Lee and Luis Enrique Correa da Rocha and Fredrik Liljeros and Petter Holme},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Decreasing the number of people who must be vaccinated to immunize a community against an infectious disease could both save resources and decrease outbreak sizes. A key to reaching such a lower threshold of immunization is to find and vaccinate people who, through their behavior, are more likely than average to become infected and to spread the disease further. Fortunately, the very behavior that makes these people important to vaccinate can help us to localize them. Earlier studies have shown… 

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