# Competing activation mechanisms in epidemics on networks

@article{Castellano2012CompetingAM, title={Competing activation mechanisms in epidemics on networks}, author={Claudio Castellano and Romualdo Pastor-Satorras}, journal={Scientific Reports}, year={2012}, volume={2} }

In contrast to previous common wisdom that epidemic activity in heterogeneous networks is dominated by the hubs with the largest number of connections, recent research has pointed out the role that the innermost, dense core of the network plays in sustaining epidemic processes. Here we show that the mechanism responsible of spreading depends on the nature of the process. Epidemics with a transient state are boosted by the innermost core. Contrarily, epidemics allowing a steady state present a…

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