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The extensive networks of frequent population mobility in the Samoan Islands and their implications for infectious disease transmission

Xu, Zhijing; Lau, Colleen; Zhou, Xiaoyan; Fuimaono, Saipale D; Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo; Graves, Patricia


Population mobility has been demonstrated to contribute to the persistent transmission and global diffusion of epidemics. In the Pacific Islands, population mobility is particularly important for emerging infectious diseases, disease elimination programs, and diseases spread by close contact. The extent of population mobility between American Samoa villages, Samoa districts and other countries was investigated based on travel data collected during community surveys in American Samoa in 2010 and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Scientific Reports
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-28081-x
Access Rights: Open Access


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