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1 Introduction
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... Contextual and social factors play a role in increasing or reducing the risk of violence; such factors might exist at community or individual levels. In the field of public health, such a process has also been seen in the infectious disease model, in which an agent or vector initiates a specific biological pathway leading to symptoms of disease and infectivity.
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... Speakers were invited to share the progress and outcomes of their work and to engage in a dialogue exploring the gaps and opportunities in the field. It should be noted that, while the infectious disease model was utilized as a framework for common language, not all speakers approached the issue of contagion literally.
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... ORGANIZATION OF THE REPORT This summary provides an account of the presentations given at the workshop. Opinions expressed within this summary are not those of the IOM, the National Research Council, the Forum on Global Violence Prevention, or their agents, but rather of the presenters themselves.
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... These papers were solicited from speakers in order to offer further information about their work and this field; not all speakers contributed papers. Finally, the appendixes contain the workshop agenda (Appendix A)

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