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Reproduction numbers for epidemic models with households and other social structures. I. Definition and calculation of R-0
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics.
2012 (English)In: Mathematical Biosciences, ISSN 0025-5564, E-ISSN 1879-3134, Vol. 235, no 1, 85-97 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The basic reproduction number R-0 is one of the most important quantities in epidemiology. However, for epidemic models with explicit social structure involving small mixing units such as households, its definition is not straightforward and a wealth of other threshold parameters has appeared in the literature. In this paper, we use branching processes to define R-0, we apply this definition to models with households or other more complex social structures and we provide methods for calculating it.

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2012. Vol. 235, no 1, 85-97 p.
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SIR epidemic, Households, Basic reproduction number, R-0, Workplaces, Branching processes
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-76741DOI: 10.1016/j.mbs.2011.10.009ISI: 000299761300008OAI: diva2:527325
3Available from: 2012-05-19 Created: 2012-05-16 Last updated: 2012-05-19Bibliographically approved

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