Social mixing patterns within a South African township community: implications for respiratory disease transmission and control.

@article{JohnstoneRobertson2011SocialMP,
  title={Social mixing patterns within a South African township community: implications for respiratory disease transmission and control.},
  author={Simon P Johnstone-Robertson and Daniella Mark and Carl Morrow and Keren Middelkoop and Melika Chiswell and Lisa D H Aquino and Linda-Gail Bekker and Robin Wood},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={174 11},
  pages={1246-55}
}
A prospective survey of social mixing patterns relevant to respiratory disease transmission by large droplets (e.g., influenza) or small droplet nuclei (e.g., tuberculosis) was performed in a South African township in 2010. A total of 571 randomly selected participants recorded the numbers, times, and locations of close contacts (physical/nonphysical) and indoor casual contacts met daily. The median number of physical contacts was 12 (interquartile range (IQR), 7-18), the median number of close… CONTINUE READING
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