Simulated Epidemics in an Empirical Spatiotemporal Network of 50,185 Sexual Contacts

  title={Simulated Epidemics in an Empirical Spatiotemporal Network of 50,185 Sexual Contacts},
  author={Luis Enrique Correa da Rocha and Fredrik Liljeros and Petter Holme},
  journal={PLoS Computational Biology},
Sexual contact patterns, both in their temporal and network structure, can influence the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STI). Most previous literature has focused on effects of network topology; few studies have addressed the role of temporal structure. We simulate disease spread using SI and SIR models on an empirical temporal network of sexual contacts in high-end prostitution. We compare these results with several other approaches, including randomization of the data, classic… 

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