Infection Dynamics on Small-World Networks

@inproceedings{Lloyd2006InfectionDO,
  title={Infection Dynamics on Small-World Networks},
  author={Alun L. Lloyd and Steve Valeika and Ariel Cintr{\'o}n-Arias},
  year={2006}
}
The use of network models to describe the impact of local spatial structure on the spread of infections is discussed. In particular, we focus on small-world networks, within which the pattern of interactions can be varied from being entirely local to being entirely global as a single parameter is changed. Analysis approaches from graph theory, statistical physics and mathematical epidemiology are discussed. Simulation results are presented that highlight the surprising findings of Watts and… 

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