Incorporating Geographical Contacts into Social Network Analysis for Contact Tracing in Epidemiology: A Study on Taiwan SARS Data

@inproceedings{Chen2007IncorporatingGC,
  title={Incorporating Geographical Contacts into Social Network Analysis for Contact Tracing in Epidemiology: A Study on Taiwan SARS Data},
  author={Yi-Da Chen and Chunju Tseng and Chwan-Chuen King and Tsung-Shu Joseph Wu and Hsinchun Chen},
  booktitle={BioSurveillance},
  year={2007}
}
OBJECTIVE In this research, we aim to investigate the necessity of incorporating geographical contacts into Social Network Analysis (SNA) for contact tracing in epidemiology and explore the strengths of multi-mode networks with patients and geographical locations in network visualization for disease spread investigation. BACKGROUND In epidemiology, contact tracing is a process to control the spread of an infectious disease and identify individuals who were previously exposed to patients with… CONTINUE READING