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Network-based analysis of a small Ebola outbreak

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1. College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA

2. Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA

3. Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA

4. College of Public Health and Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA

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We present a method for estimating epidemic parameters in network-based stochastic epidemic models when the total number of infections is assumed to be small. We illustrate the method by reanalyzing the data from the 2014 Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ebola outbreak described in Maganga et al. (2014).

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