Modelling cholera epidemics: The role of waterways, human mobility and sanitation

Article, Other literature type English OPEN
Mari, L.; Bertuzzo, E.; Righetto, L.; Casagrandi, R.; Gatto, M.; Rodriguez-Iturbe, I.; Rinaldo, A.;
  • Publisher: The Royal Society
  • Journal: Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 9 (67), pp. 376-388 (issn: 1742-5689)
  • Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3243392, doi: 10.1098/rsif.2011.0304
  • Subject: Settore ICAR/02 - Costruzioni Idrauliche e Marittime e Idrologia | Settore BIO/07 - Ecologia | Research Articles | Gravity models; Hydrological transport; Long-distance dispersal; Multi-layer networks; Susceptible-infected-recovered-like models; Cholera; Humans; Population Dynamics; South Africa; Vibrio cholerae; Water Microbiology; Epidemics; Models, Theoretical; Sanitation; Biophysics; Biotechnology; Bioengineering; Biomedical Engineering; Biomaterials; Biochemistry

We investigate the role of human mobility as a driver for long-range spreading of cholera infections, which primarily propagate through hydrologically controlled ecological corridors. Our aim is to build a spatially explicit model of a disease epidemic, which is relevan... View more