Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 4th, 2004
"Most mathematical models for the spread of disease use differential equations based on uniform-mixing assumptions or ad hoc models for the contact process. Here we explore the use of dynamic bipartite graphs to model the physical contact patterns that result from movements of individuals between specific locations. The graphs are generated by large-scale individual-based urban traffic simulations built on actual census, land-use, and population-mobility data," researchers in the United States report.
"We find that the contact network among people is...
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