Efficient immunization strategies for computer networks and populations.

@article{Cohen2003EfficientIS,
  title={Efficient immunization strategies for computer networks and populations.},
  author={R. Cohen and S. Havlin and D. ben-Avraham},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2003},
  volume={91 24},
  pages={
          247901
        }
}
  • R. Cohen, S. Havlin, D. ben-Avraham
  • Published 2003
  • Computer Science, Physics, Biology, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • We present an effective immunization strategy for computer networks and populations with broad and, in particular, scale-free degree distributions. The proposed strategy, acquaintance immunization, calls for the immunization of random acquaintances of random nodes (individuals). The strategy requires no knowledge of the node degrees or any other global knowledge, as do targeted immunization strategies. We study analytically the critical threshold for complete immunization. We also study the… CONTINUE READING
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