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Caption: The illustration shows the simplicity of simulated, global disease spread when effective distance is used. For each of the chosen outbreak locations, the pattern propagates as a traveling wave with well-defined wave front and wave speed. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the 13 Dec., 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Dirk Brockmann at Robert-Koch-Institute in Berlin, Germany, and colleagues was titled, "The Hidden Geometry of Complex, Network-Driven Contagion Phenomena."
Credit: [Image courtesy of Dirk Brockmann, Humboldt University, Berlin (2013)]
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