How should pathogen transmission be modelled?

  title={How should pathogen transmission be modelled?},
  author={Hamish McCallum and Nigel Barlow and Jim Hone},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={16 6},
Host-pathogen models are essential for designing strategies for managing disease threats to humans, wild animals and domestic animals. The behaviour of these models is greatly affected by the way in which transmission between infected and susceptible hosts is modelled. Since host-pathogen models were first developed at the beginning of the 20th century, the 'mass action' assumption has almost always been used for transmission. Recently, however, it has been suggested that mass action has often… CONTINUE READING
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