Reproduction numbers for epidemics on networks using pair approximation

J.P. Trapman

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One way to describe the spread of an infection on a network is by using the method of pair approximation. This method is a deterministic pair-based variant of the usual methods used to describe the progress of an epidemic in randomly mixing populations. However, although the ideas of pair approximation are intuitively clear, it is not straightforward to make all assumptions used explicit. Furthermore, in literature problems arise in defining basic quantities like the basic reproduction number R
Original languageEnglish
JournalMathematical Biosciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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