A final size relation for epidemic models.

Abstract

A final size relation is derived for a general class of epidemic mod els, including models with multiple susceptible classes. The derivation depends on an explicit formula for the basic reproduction number of a general class of disease transmission models, which is extended to calculate the basic reproduction number in models with vertical transmission. Applications are given to specific models for influenza and SARS.

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@article{Arino2007AFS, title={A final size relation for epidemic models.}, author={Julien Arino and Fred Brauer and Pauline van den Driessche and James Watmough and Jianhong Wu}, journal={Mathematical biosciences and engineering : MBE}, year={2007}, volume={4 2}, pages={159-75} }