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Social mixing in Fiji: Who-eats-with-whom contact patterns and the implications of age and ethnic heterogeneity for disease dynamics in the Pacific Islands.

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Empirical data on contact patterns can inform dynamic models of infectious disease transmission. Such information has not been widely reported from Pacific islands, nor strongly multi-ethnic settings, and few attempts have been made to quantify contact patterns relevant for the spread of gastrointestinal infections. As part of enteric fever investigations, we conducted a cross-sectional survey of the general public in Fiji, finding that within the 9,650 mealtime contacts reported by 1,814 par...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0186911

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0000-0002-2469-791X
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Region More from this funder
Australian National Health and Medical Research Council More from this funder
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS one Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
12
Pages:
e0186911
Publication date:
2017-12-05
Acceptance date:
2017-10-10
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Pubs id:
pubs:811246
URN:
uri:6980001c-191b-43a0-9724-c2b00a02ebe5
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uuid:6980001c-191b-43a0-9724-c2b00a02ebe5
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pubs:811246

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