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Social contact patterns in Vietnam and implications for the control of infectious diseases.

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BACKGROUND: The spread of infectious diseases from person to person is determined by the frequency and nature of contacts between infected and susceptible members of the population. Although there is a long history of using mathematical models to understand these transmission dynamics, there are still remarkably little empirical data on contact behaviors with which to parameterize these models. Even starker is the almost complete absence of data from developing countries. We sought to address...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0016965

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Wellcome Trust
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077078/Z/05/Z
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Name:
Institute for the Promotion of Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
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PloS one More from this journal
Volume:
6
Issue:
2
Article number:
e16965
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Language:
English
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uuid:ce0c0d56-281d-4a87-95b4-d91628270cf3
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pubs:120165
Source identifiers:
120165
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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