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Table 1 Characteristics of IBMs studies for infectious disease transmission published from 2006 to 2015

From: Lessons from a decade of individual-based models for infectious disease transmission: a systematic review (2006-2015)

Topic Count Purpose Strategy Economic
Pathogen Type   Methods Dynamics Interventions Vaccine NPI Drugs Screening Analysis
Unspecified Close-contact General 186 95 77 14 5 9 1 - 4
Unspecified STI General 9 3 5 1 1 1 - 1 -
Unspecified Vector-borne General 7 7 - - - - - - -
Bioterrorism General 6 3 1 2 - 2 1 - 1
Influenza Viral 161 51 37 73 37 47 24 3 14
HIV Viral 91 25 25 41 3 12 25 15 23
HPV Viral 27 2 2 23 23 - - 7 15
Hepatitis C Viral 12 2 3 7 1 - 6 2 3
Ebola Viral 8 - 5 3 1 3 2 - -
SARS Viral 8 4 3 1 1 - - 1 -
Smallpox Viral 7 - - 7 7 3 - 3 -
Measles Viral 5 1 1 3 3 - - 1 -
Polio Viral 4 1 2 1 1 - - - -
HIV+Hepatitis C Viral 3 1 1 1 - 1 - - -
HIV+HSV Viral 3 - 1 2 1 - 1 - 1
Varicella Zoster Viral 3 1 2 - - - - - -
Respiratory syncytial virus Viral 2 - - 2 2 - - - 1
Acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis Viral 2 2 - - - - - - -
Hepatitis A Viral 1 - - 1 1 3 - - -
Norovirus Viral 1 - 1 - - - - - -
Malaria Vector-borne 35 7 5 23 7 1- 11 3 5
Dengue Vector-borne 13 4 5 4 2 3 - - -
Chikungunya Vector-borne 1 - - 1 - 1 - - -
Schistosoma Parasitic 3 2 1 - - - - - -
Wuchereria Parasitic 3 2 - 1 - 1 1 - -
Helminths Parasitic 2 - 1 1 - - 1 - -
Onchocerca Parasitic 2 - - 2 - - 2 - 1
Chagas disease Parasitic 1 1 - - - - - - -
Toxocara Parasitic 1 - 1 - - - - - -
Cryptosporidium Parasitic 1 1 - - - - - - -
Tuberculosis Bacterial 26 8 6 12 - - 9 9 4
MRSA Bacterial 14 3 2 9 - 13 2 4 1
Chlamydia Bacterial 7 3 - 4 1 - - 3 1
Nosocomial infections Bacterial 7 3 2 2 1 4 - - -
Syphilis Bacterial 6 - - 6 - 2 1 4 1
Pneumococcus Bacterial 5 1 1 3 2 1 - - -
Cholera Bacterial 4 - 4 - - - - - -
Lepra Bacterial 4 - 2 2 1 - 2 1 -
Gonorrhoea Bacterial 3 - 1 2 1 - - 1 -
Clostridium difficile bacterial 3 - - 3 - 7 2 2 -
Pertussis bacterial 3 - 1 2 2 - - - 1
Meningococcus bacterial 3 1 1 1 1 - - - -
Acinetobacter baumannii bacterial 1 - - 1 - 2 - - -
Enterococcus bacterial 1 - 1 - - - - - -
Typhoid bacterial 1 - 1 - - - - - -
Mycobacterium ulcerans bacterial 1 - 1 - - - - - 1
Foot and mouth disease zoonose 1 1 - - - - - - -
Total   698 235 202 261 105 125 91 60 77
  1. Each study was assigned one purpose, which is cumulative from methods, dynamics to intervention (e.g., studies about interventions can also describe dynamics and methods). The category “NPI” includes all non-pharmaceutical intervention strategies such as social distancing, school closure and improving standards of living and (hand-)hygiene. HIV: human immunodeficiency virus, HPV: human papillomavirus, HSV: herpes simplex virus, MRSA: methicillin-resistant S. aureus, STI: sexually transmitted infection