Multiscale mobility networks and the spatial spreading of infectious diseases

  title={Multiscale mobility networks and the spatial spreading of infectious diseases},
  author={D. Balcan and V. Colizza and B. Gonçalves and H. Hu and J. J. Ramasco and Alessandro Vespignani},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={21484 - 21489}
  • D. Balcan, V. Colizza, +3 authors Alessandro Vespignani
  • Published 2009
  • Geography, Computer Science, Medicine, Physics, Biology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Among the realistic ingredients to be considered in the computational modeling of infectious diseases, human mobility represents a crucial challenge both on the theoretical side and in view of the limited availability of empirical data. To study the interplay between short-scale commuting flows and long-range airline traffic in shaping the spatiotemporal pattern of a global epidemic we (i) analyze mobility data from 29 countries around the world and find a gravity model able to provide a global… CONTINUE READING
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