Role of social networks in shaping disease transmission during a community outbreak of 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza.

@article{Cauchemez2011RoleOS,
  title={Role of social networks in shaping disease transmission during a community outbreak of 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza.},
  author={Simon Cauchemez and Achuyt Bhattarai and Tiffany L Marchbanks and Ryan P. Fagan and Stephen Ostroff and Neil M. Ferguson and David L. Swerdlow},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2011},
  volume={108 7},
  pages={2825-30}
}
Evaluating the impact of different social networks on the spread of respiratory diseases has been limited by a lack of detailed data on transmission outside the household setting as well as appropriate statistical methods. Here, from data collected during a H1N1 pandemic (pdm) influenza outbreak that started in an elementary school and spread in a semirural community in Pennsylvania, we quantify how transmission of influenza is affected by social networks. We set up a transmission model for… CONTINUE READING
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