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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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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0016965

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Institute for the Promotion of Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders More from this funder
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
2
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Article: e16965
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
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uuid:ce0c0d56-281d-4a87-95b4-d91628270cf3
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120165
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pubs:120165

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