Spatiobehavioral Characteristics – Defining the Epidemiology of New Contagious Diseases at the Earliest Moment Possible

Shujuan Yang, Chao Yu, Peng Jia

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Spatiobehavioral characteristics are stable for, and hence predictive of, most cases of contagious diseases. They should be acknowledged as a formal way of defining the epidemiology of new contagious diseases at the early stage, enabling health authorities to implement precision control and prevention of the disease at the first moment possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-181
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021


  • contagious disease
  • COVID-19
  • infectious disease
  • spatial lifecourse epidemiology
  • spatiobehavioral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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