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Volume 9, Number 2—February 2003

Research

Applying Network Theory to Epidemics: Control Measures for Mycoplasma pneumoniae Outbreaks

Lauren Ancel Meyers*†Comments to Author , M.E.J. Newman*‡, Michael Martin§, and Stephanie Schrag§
Author affiliations: *Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA; †University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA; ‡University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Figure 7

Comparing derivations to simulation. This graph compares the analytical predictions to the size of a simulated outbreak averaged over 1,000 simulations for each value of μc.

Figure 7. . Comparing derivations to simulation. This graph compares the analytical predictions to the size of a simulated outbreak averaged over 1,000 simulations for each value of μc.

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1We calculate these rates by averaging the fraction of infected patients per ward across the 15 wards and compute the error by taking the standard deviation of these fractions, divided by the square root of the sample size.

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