When we move we carry many things with us: clothes, mobile phones, ideas, money… and also pathogens! In this work we construct the largest network of transfers of patients among US hospitals. We show that this transfer network actually correlates with cases of C.diff. infections.
Influence of a patient transfer network of US inpatient facilities on the incidence of nosocomial infections
J Fernández-Gracia, JP Onnela, ML Barnett, VM Eguíluz, NA Christakis
Scientific reports 7 (1), 1-9