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2011 News in Brief



CEE postdoc Vitaly Belik is co-author of work about human mobility and the spread of disease

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A paper co-authored by postdoctoral fellow Vitaly Belik, a member of Professor Marta González‘s research group, was recently published in the first issue (August 2011) of Physical Review X, the journal of the American Physical Society, and featured in the popular German magazine, Focus. The paper, “Natural Human Mobility Patterns and Spatial Spread of Infectious Diseases,” traced human mobility patterns and showed their impact on the spread of epidemics, such as SARS and swine flu. Read a press release issued by the Max Planck Society. Read a German-language story in Focus.