Information content of contact-pattern representations and predictability of epidemic outbreaks

  title={Information content of contact-pattern representations and predictability of epidemic outbreaks},
  author={Petter Holme},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  • Petter Holme
  • Published 23 March 2015
  • Computer Science
  • Scientific Reports
To understand the contact patterns of a population—who is in contact with whom, and when the contacts happen—is crucial for modeling outbreaks of infectious disease. Traditional theoretical epidemiology assumes that any individual can meet any with equal probability. A more modern approach, network epidemiology, assumes people are connected into a static network over which the disease spreads. Newer yet, temporal network epidemiology, includes the time in the contact representations. In this… 
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