Highly dynamic animal contact network and implications on disease transmission

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dc.contributor.author Chen, Shi
dc.contributor.author White, Bradley J.
dc.contributor.author Sanderson, Michael W.
dc.contributor.author Amrine, David E.
dc.contributor.author Ilany, Amiyaal
dc.contributor.author Lanzas, Cristina
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-28T20:34:14Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-28T20:34:14Z
dc.date.issued 2014-05-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/17798
dc.description.abstract Contact patterns among hosts are considered as one of the most critical factors contributing to unequal pathogen transmission. Consequently, networks have been widely applied in infectious disease modeling. However most studies assume static network structure due to lack of accurate observation and appropriate analytic tools. In this study we used high temporal and spatial resolution animal position data to construct a high-resolution contact network relevant to infectious disease transmission. The animal contact network aggregated at hourly level was highly variable and dynamic within and between days, for both network structure (network degree distribution) and individual rank of degree distribution in the network (degree order). We integrated network degree distribution and degree order heterogeneities with a commonly used contact-based, directly transmitted disease model to quantify the effect of these two sources of heterogeneity on the infectious disease dynamics. Four conditions were simulated based on the combination of these two heterogeneities. Simulation results indicated that disease dynamics and individual contribution to new infections varied substantially among these four conditions under both parameter settings. Changes in the contact network had a greater effect on disease dynamics for pathogens with smaller basic reproduction number (i.e. R[subscript 0] < 2). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/140326/srep04472/full/srep04472.html en_US
dc.rights This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-No Derives 3.0 Unported license. en_US
dc.subject Pathogen transmission en_US
dc.subject Infectious disease modeling en_US
dc.subject Infectious disease transmission en_US
dc.subject Animal contact network en_US
dc.title Highly dynamic animal contact network and implications on disease transmission en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2014 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1038/srep04472 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Scientific Reports en_US
dc.citation.spage Article number: 4472 en_US
dc.citation.volume 4 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid whiteb en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid sandersn en_US

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