The social network paradigm provides a set of concepts and methods useful for studying the structure of a population through which infectious agents transmitted during close personal contact spread, and an opportunity to develop improved disease control programs.
The research discussed was a first attempt to use a social network approach to better understand factors affecting the transmission of a variety of pathogens, including hepatitis B virus (DBV) and human immunodeficiency viruses (IV), in a population of prostitutes, injecting drug users (IDU) and their personal associates in a moderate-sized city (Colorado Springs, CO).
Some of the challenges of studying large social networks in epidemiological research are described, some initial results reported and a new view of interconnections in an at risk population provided.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale B, SIDA, Epidémiologie, Homme, Prostitution, Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Réseau social, Modèle, Virose, Infection, Foie pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis B, AIDS, Epidemiology, Human, Prostitution, Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Social network, Models, Viral disease, Infection, Hepatic disease, Digestive diseases, Immunopathology, Hemopathy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0077320
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.