Network theory links behavioral information flow with contained epidemic outbreaks

Posted by on June 15, 2018 1:26 am
Categories: health

Over the last two decades, large-scale outbreaks of infectious diseases have resulted in high levels of morbidity, mortality, and overall economic burden for affected regions. As complex networks become increasingly popular tools of study, researchers are applying network theory to the field of epidemiology. Researchers now employ a concrete interplay model in quenched multiplex networks to study the connection between adaptive human behavior and epidemic spread.

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