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Fig. 5 | Applied Network Science

Fig. 5

From: A spatially heterogeneous network-based metapopulation software model applied to the simulation of a pulmonary tuberculosis infection

Fig. 5

The overall bacterial growth (BER, BED, BIM and BID) within a single patch topology (Topology A). Line is mean, shading is standard deviation. a shows results using event parameters as described in TablesĀ 3, 4, 5 and 6. Infection is contained quickly and virtually eradicated. b shows the effects of a minimal reduction in cell recruitment (RD = 50, \(R_{M\_lung}\) = 40) and c shows the effects of a major reduction in cell recruitment (RD = 25, \(R_{M\_lung}\) = 20). As recruitment is reduced, the spike of initial infection (at around 50 days) increases. In both cases, the infection is contained and remains at a reasonably steady state thereafter (latency)

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