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Pairwise accelerated failure time models for infectious disease transmission with external sources of infection

  title={Pairwise accelerated failure time models for infectious disease transmission with external sources of infection},
  author={Yushuf Sharker and Eben Kenah},
  journal={arXiv: Applications},
Parametric survival analysis can be used to handle dependent happenings in infectious disease transmission data by estimating failure time distributions in ordered pairs of individuals rather than individuals. The failure time in the ordered pair ij is the time from the onset of infectiousness in i to infectious contact from i to j, where an infectious contact is sufficient to infect j if he or she is susceptible. This failure time is called the contact interval, and its distribution can be… 

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