Bubonic plague: a metapopulation model of a zoonosis.

@article{Keeling2000BubonicPA,
  title={Bubonic plague: a metapopulation model of a zoonosis.},
  author={Matt J. Keeling and Christopher A. Gilligan},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={267 1458},
  pages={2219-30}
}
Bubonic plague (Yersinia pestis) is generally thought of as a historical disease; however, it is still responsible for around 1000-3000 deaths each year worldwide. This paper expands the analysis of a model for bubonic plague that encompasses the disease dynamics in rat, flea and human populations. Some key variables of the deterministic model, including the force of infection to humans, are shown to be robust to changes in the basic parameters, although variation in the flea searching… CONTINUE READING
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