Sensor-based localization of epidemic sources on human mobility networks.

  title={Sensor-based localization of epidemic sources on human mobility networks.},
  author={Jun Li and Juliane Manitz and Enrico Bertuzzo and Eric D. Kolaczyk},
  journal={PLoS computational biology},
  volume={17 1},
We investigate the source detection problem in epidemiology, which is one of the most important issues for control of epidemics. Mathematically, we reformulate the problem as one of identifying the relevant component in a multivariate Gaussian mixture model. Focusing on the study of cholera and diseases with similar modes of transmission, we calibrate the parameters of our mixture model using human mobility networks within a stochastic, spatially explicit epidemiological model for waterborne… 
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