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Kinetic and macroscopic epidemic models in presence of multiple heterogeneous populations

  title={Kinetic and macroscopic epidemic models in presence of multiple heterogeneous populations},
  author={Andrea Medaglia and Mattia Zanella},
We study the impact of contact heterogeneity on epidemic dynamics. A system characterized by multiple susceptible populations is considered. The description of the spread of an infectious disease is obtained through the study of a system of Boltzmann-type equations for the number densities of social contacts of the introduced compartments. A macroscopic system of equations characterizing observable effects of the epidemic is then derived to assess the impact of contact heterogeneity. 

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