Immunization strategies for epidemic processes in time-varying contact networks
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European Commission's projectMULTIPLEX - Foundational Research on MULTIlevel comPLEX networks and systems (EC-FP7-317532)
preading processes represent a very efficient tool to investigate the structural properties of networks and the relative importance of their constituents, and have been widely used to this aim in static networks. Here we consider simple disease spreading processes on empirical time-varying networks of contacts between individuals, and compare the effect of several immunization strategies on these processes. An immunization strategy is defined as the choice of a set of nodes (individuals) who cannot catch nor transmit the disease. This choice is performed according to a certain ranking of the nodes of the contact network.
CitationStarnini, M., Machens, A., Cattuto, C., Barrat, A., Pastor-Satorras, R. Immunization strategies for epidemic processes in time-varying contact networks. "Journal of theoretical biology", 2013, vol. 337, p. 89-100.