Influence of spatial heterogeneity on an emerging infectious disease: the case of dengue epidemics.

@article{Favier2005InfluenceOS,
  title={Influence of spatial heterogeneity on an emerging infectious disease: the case of dengue epidemics.},
  author={Charly Favier and Delphine Schmit and Christine M{\"u}ller-Graf and Bernard Cazelles and Nicolas D{\'e}gallier and Bernard Mondet and Marc A. Dubois},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={272 1568},
  pages={1171-7}
}
The importance of spatial heterogeneity and spatial scales (at a village or neighbourhood scale) has been explored with individual-based models. Our reasoning is based on the Chilean Easter Island (EI) case, where a first dengue epidemic occurred in 2002 among the relatively small population localized in one village. Even in this simple situation, the real epidemic is not consistent with homogeneous models. Conversely, including contact heterogeneity on different scales (intra-households, inter… CONTINUE READING

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