Effects of diffusion rates on epidemic spreads in metapopulation networks

  title={Effects of diffusion rates on epidemic spreads in metapopulation networks},
  author={Naoki Masuda},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
  • N. Masuda
  • Published 14 April 2010
  • Economics
  • New Journal of Physics
It is often useful to represent the infectious dynamics of mobile agents by metapopulation models. In such a model, metapopulations form a static network, and individuals migrate from one metapopulation to another. It is known that heterogeneous degree distributions of metapopulation networks decrease the epidemic threshold above which epidemic spreads can occur. We investigate the combined effect of heterogeneous degree distributions and diffusion on epidemics in metapopulation networks. We… 

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