Our work on the systematic characterization of the temporal and geographical variations affecting MERS epidemic in the Middle East region shows a stronger spatial component for the zoonotic route of transmission of the disease than for the human-to-human route.
Quantifying spatiotemporal heterogeneity of MERS-CoV transmission in the Middle East region: A combined modelling approach
C Poletto, V Colizza, PY Boelle
Epidemics, in press (2015) doi:10.1016/j.epidem.2015.12.001
Infection propagator approach to compute epidemic thresholds on temporal networks: impact of immunity and of limited temporal resolution
E Valdano, C Poletto, V Colizza
European Physical Journal B 88, 341 (2015)