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Partner loyalty is linked to reduced spread of disease in sex workers and in cattle, computational research shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 13 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1393
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1London

Two very different markets—the Italian cattle trade and high class prostitution in Brazil—share common characteristics that may help to control epidemics in their early stages, French and Italian researchers have said in PLoS Computational Biology.1

The authors used data from past cattle movements in Italy and from an online community in Brazil that acts as a TripAdvisor-style website for escorts, to investigate whether past …

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