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Fig. 7 | Applied Network Science

Fig. 7

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

Fig. 7

The overall bacterial growth (BER, BED, BIM and BID) upon a multiple patch topology. Patches are grouped by spatial location (base, middle and apex). Line is mean, shading is standard deviation. All simulations use event parameters as per TablesĀ 3, 4, 5 and 6. a shows the results of a network that includes no spatial heterogeneity - initial infection spikes in the initial, basal patch and spreads to other patches, where infection is established at consistent levels throughout. b shows the effects of introducing heterogeneity (with values as per TableĀ 2). Infection spreads to other patches, with the bacterial load dependent on the spatial location

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