Closed community

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A closed community intentionally limits links with other communities. In contrast, an open community maintains social relations with other communities.[1]

Closed communities are particularly important in health research focused on disease outbreaks and control. Some examples of closed communities include:

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  1. ^ Raymond Hickey. "Motives for Language Change". Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Guerin; et al. "Living in a Close Community: The Everyday Life of Somali Refugees" (PDF). University of Waikato, New Zealand. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Gardner, P.S. and Cooper, C.E. "The feeding of oral poliovirus vaccine to a closed community excreting faecal viruses". The Journal of Hygiene. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Dagan; et al. "An Outbreak of Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 1 in a Closed Community in Southern Israel". Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 30, Issue 2, 319-321. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Wolf, Eric. "Closed Corporate Peasant Communities in MesoAmerica and Central Java". Southwestern Journal of Anthropology, Volume 13, No. 1, 1957. University of New Mexico. Retrieved 19 July 2012.