Correcting the Actual Reproduction Number: A Simple Method to Estimate R0 from Early Epidemic Growth Data

  • Hiroshi Nishiura
  • Published 2010 in
    International journal of environmental research…


The basic reproduction number, R(0), a summary measure of the transmission potential of an infectious disease, is estimated from early epidemic growth rate, but a likelihood-based method for the estimation has yet to be developed. The present study corrects the concept of the actual reproduction number, offering a simple framework for estimating R(0… (More)
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph7010291


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