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Human Networking Theory Gives Picture of Infectious Disease Spread
Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:39:00 -0600

Photo of a woman blowing her nose into tissue.
It's colds and flu season, and as any parent knows, colds and flu spread like wildfire, especially through schools.
New research using human-networking theory may give a clearer picture of just how, exactly, infectious diseases such as the common cold, influenza, whooping cough and SARS can spread through a closed group of people, and even through populations at large.
With the help of 788 volunteers at a high school, Marcel Salathé, a biologist at Penn State University, ... 
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