Modelling hepatitis C transmission over a social network of injecting drug users.

@article{Rolls2012ModellingHC,
  title={Modelling hepatitis C transmission over a social network of injecting drug users.},
  author={David A. Rolls and Galina Daraganova and Rachel Sacks-Davis and Margaret Hellard and Rebecca Jenkinson and Emma McBryde and Phillipa E. Pattison and Garry Robins},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={297},
  pages={73-87}
}
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a blood-borne virus that disproportionately affects people who inject drugs (PWIDs). Based on extensive interview and blood test data from a longitudinal study in Melbourne, Australia, we describe an individual-based transmission model for HCV spread amongst PWID. We use this model to simulate the transmission of HCV on an empirical social network of PWID. A feature of our model is that sources of infection can be both network neighbours and non-neighbours via… CONTINUE READING
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