Infectious Diseases of Humans; Dynamics and ControlEmpiric quantification of human mobility patterns is paramount for better urban planning, understanding social network structure and responding to infectious disease threats, especially in light of rapid growth in urbanization and globalization. This need is of particular relevance for developing countries, since they host the majority of the global urban population and are disproportionally affected by the burden of disease. We used Global Positioning System GPS data-loggers to track the fine-scale within city mobility patterns of residents from two neighborhoods from the city of Iquitos, Peru. Geographic space significantly affected human mobility, giving rise to highly local mobility kernels. Potential hourly contacts among individuals were highly irregular and temporally unstructured. As a case study, we quantified the impact of spatially and temporally unstructured routines on the dynamics of transmission of an influenza-like pathogen within an Iquitos neighborhood.
Infectious Diseases of Humans; Dynamics and Control
We acknowledge that our study did not capture simultaneous co-locations between individuals but, we consider N ij to be a likely realization of all possible connections that can occur between them. London: Guilford Press. Most routinely visited places were residential Infectious diseases of humans: dynamics and control.
R t was calculated as the proportion of all tracked individuals N that were found at their most visited location X ML as follows:! Acknowledgments We would like to thank the residents of Iquitos for their support and participation in this study. Temporally ahd daily routines e? An optimization model for reducing typhoid cases in developing countries without increasing public spending, Vaccine.
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This work was prepared as part of their official duties. Study area The Amazon city of Iquitos Read Infectious Diseases of Humans. You do not currently have access to this article.
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