Scientists used social-network analysis to find the origins of an outbreak of tuberculosis (top).
It was the baby’s case that first caught people’s attention: an infant in a medium-sized community in British Columbia that was diagnosed with tuberculosis in July 2006. When public health workers took a deeper look at the community’s medical records, they found a number of additional cases suggestive of an outbreak. By December 2008, 41 cases had been identified, bumping up the region’s annual incidence rate by a factor of 10.
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