A brief history of R0 and a recipe for its calculation.

@article{Heesterbeek2002ABH,
  title={A brief history of R0 and a recipe for its calculation.},
  author={J. A. P. Heesterbeek},
  journal={Acta biotheoretica},
  year={2002},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={189-204}
}
In this paper I present the genesis of R0 in demography, ecology and epidemiology, from embryo to its current adult form. I argue on why it has taken so long for the concept to mature in epidemiology when there were ample opportunities for cross-fertilisation from demography and ecology from where it reached adulthood fifty years earlier. Today, R0 is a more fully developed adult in epidemiology than in demography. In the final section I give an algorithm for its calculation in heterogeneous… CONTINUE READING
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