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The relative importance of frequency of contacts and duration of exposure for the spread of directly transmitted infections.

Abstract:

The recent availability of survey data on social contact patterns has made possible important advances in the understanding of the social determinants of the spread of close-contact infections, and of the importance of long-lasting contacts for effective transmission to occur. Still, little is known about the relationship between two of the most critical identified factors (frequency of contacts and duration of exposure) and how this relationship applies to different types of infections. By i...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Zagheni, E More by this author
Manfredi, P More by this author
Melegaro, A More by this author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Biostatistics (Oxford, England)
Volume:
15
Issue:
3
Pages:
470-483
Publication date:
2014-07-05
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EISSN:
1468-4357
ISSN:
1465-4644
URN:
uuid:ea05bc4e-9ba5-4f02-a318-26fc327204b6
Source identifiers:
481524
Local pid:
pubs:481524

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