Projecting social contact matrices in 152 countries using contact surveys and demographic data


Heterogeneities in contact networks have a major effect in determining whether a pathogen can become epidemic or persist at endemic levels. Epidemic models that determine which interventions can successfully prevent an outbreak need to account for social structure and mixing patterns. Contact patterns vary across age and locations (e.g. home, work, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005697