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preventative measures that can be initiated. For example, the number of daily contacts conducive
to disease transfer can be reduced through hand-washing, the use of anti-bacterial products, and
social distancing. With proper medical treatment of those who are infectious, it may be possible to
reduce the infectious period, and thereby lower the number of secondary infections. Furthermore,
the number of susceptible individuals can be reduced through vaccination. Vaccination is a com-
mon preventative strategy and the effectiveness of particular vaccination strategies is the topic of
discussion in the following chapter.
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Johnson, Tina V. The Influence of Social Network Graph Structure on Disease Dynamics in a Simulated Environment, dissertation, December 2010; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc33173/m1/60/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .