# Epidemics on hypergraphs: spectral thresholds for extinction

@article{Higham2021EpidemicsOH, title={Epidemics on hypergraphs: spectral thresholds for extinction}, author={Desmond J. Higham and Henry-Louis de Kergorlay}, journal={Proceedings. Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences}, year={2021}, volume={477} }

Epidemic spreading is well understood when a disease propagates around a contact graph. In a stochastic susceptible–infected–susceptible setting, spectral conditions characterize whether the disease vanishes. However, modelling human interactions using a graph is a simplification which only considers pairwise relationships. This does not fully represent the more realistic case where people meet in groups. Hyperedges can be used to record higher order interactions, yielding more faithful and…

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