A clarification of transmission terms in host-microparasite models: numbers, densities and areas

@article{Begon2002ACO,
  title={A clarification of transmission terms in host-microparasite models: numbers, densities and areas},
  author={Michael Begon and Malcolm Bennett and Roger G. Bowers and Nigel P. French and Sarah M. Hazel and J Turner},
  journal={Epidemiology and Infection},
  year={2002},
  volume={129},
  pages={147 - 153}
}
Transmission is the driving force in the dynamics of any infectious disease. A crucial element in understanding disease dynamics, therefore, is the ‘transmission term’ describing the rate at which susceptible hosts are ‘converted’ into infected hosts by their contact with infectious material. Recently, the conventional form of this term has been increasingly questioned, and new terminologies and conventions have been proposed. Here, therefore, we review the derivation of transmission terms… Expand
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