# Epidemic spreading on modular networks: The fear to declare a pandemic.

@article{Valdez2020EpidemicSO, title={Epidemic spreading on modular networks: The fear to declare a pandemic.}, author={Lucas D. Valdez and Lidia A. Braunstein and Shlomo Havlin}, journal={Physical review. E}, year={2020}, volume={101 3-1}, pages={ 032309 } }

In the past few decades, the frequency of pandemics has been increased due to the growth of urbanization and mobility among countries. Since a disease spreading in one country could become a pandemic with a potential worldwide humanitarian and economic impact, it is important to develop models to estimate the probability of a worldwide pandemic. In this paper, we propose a model of disease spreading in a structural modular complex network (having communities) and study how the number of bridge…

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