Erratum to: A Network Epidemic Model with Preventive Rewiring: Comparative Analysis of the Initial Phase.

Abstract

After a presentation of the paper cited above at a workshop on Dynamic Networks at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, Prof. Frank Ball in discussions explained two potential errors in our analysis. After further discussions, this was indeed confirmed. One mistake was an oversight, whereas the second one was more subtle. It turns out that the first mistake has impacts on the results of the paper, whereas the second one can be repaired and hence has no effect on the results. The oversight appears in Sect. 4.1 where the basic reproduction number RBA 0 for the SEIR-ω model is derived, and it only affects the case αωEI > 0. There the probability for an exposed but not yet infectious individual to rewire away from its infector, and reconnect to a new (susceptible) individual, is computed. The competing events are that the exposed individual rewires (at rate ωEI and only with probability α does the individual reconnect to a new individual), that the individual becomes infectious (when he/she stops rewiring), but also if the infector stops being infectious and recovers,

DOI: 10.1007/s11538-017-0295-0

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@article{Britton2017ErratumTA, title={Erratum to: A Network Epidemic Model with Preventive Rewiring: Comparative Analysis of the Initial Phase.}, author={Tom Britton and David Juher and Joan Salda{\~n}a}, journal={Bulletin of mathematical biology}, year={2017}, volume={79 7}, pages={1687-1689} }