Assessing node risk and vulnerability in epidemics on networks

Abstract

Which nodes are most vulnerable to an epidemic spreading through a network, and which carry the highest risk of causing a major outbreak if they are the source of the infection? Here we show how these questions can be answered to good approximation using the cavity method. Several curious properties of node vulnerability and risk are explored: some nodes… (More)
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/109/28005

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