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I certainly see how SNA is useful after the fact, to study how a contagion
spread.  But are there any interventions arrived at though SNA that could
not be arrived at using other, simpler diagnostic methods?

Doug Bryan
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Valdis Krebs" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2003 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: spread of SARS


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> Yes, Andrew quite a few SNA folks[many of them are on this list] are
> working in this, or similar areas.  Here is a quick example of how SNA
> was used with the spread of another airborne contagion: TB.
>
> -- http://www.orgnet.com/contagion.html
>
> There was a presentation on this TB outbreak at the most recent Sunbelt
> by Mackenzie Andre of the CDC.
>
> Valdis
>
>
> Andrew Waterman wrote:
>
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> >This PowerPoint presentation shows that the spread of SARS can be
understood
> >through network-theoretic analysis, one could say almost as much as the
> >spread of SARS can be understood through biology.  Fortunately the SARS
> >epidemic is in its early stages, and tracking its point-to-point spread
is
> >still tractable.
> >
> >My questions are these: Can we network theorists contribute any important
> >insights to the fight against SARS?  Have network analyses in the past
> >helped organizations like the CDC and the WHO?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Andrew Waterman
> >(Symbolic Systems M.S. student at Stanford University)
> >
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Social Networks Discussion Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On
> >Behalf Of Valdis Krebs
> >Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2003 9:22 AM
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Subject: spread of SARS
> >
> >
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> >Here is a CDC presentation that includes some of the network dynamics of
> >the spread of SARS... including a network graph [slide 9] around one
> >"super-spreader".
> >
> >   http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/ppt/globalsars.ppt
> >
> >Valdis
> >
>
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