# Infection dynamics on scale-free networks.

@article{May2001InfectionDO, title={Infection dynamics on scale-free networks.}, author={Robert M. May and Alun L. Lloyd}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2001}, volume={64 6 Pt 2}, pages={ 066112 } }

We discuss properties of infection processes on scale-free networks, relating them to the node-connectivity distribution that characterizes the network. Considering the epidemiologically important case of a disease that confers permanent immunity upon recovery, we derive analytic expressions for the final size of an epidemic in an infinite closed population and for the dependence of infection probability on an individual's degree of connectivity within the population. As in an earlier study [R…

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